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Title A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Creator Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940
Subject Artists; Painters; Artists' writings
Subject Local Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940; Artists--Utah--Biography; Harwood, Harriett Richards, (1870-1922)
Description These memoirs of Utah artist and teacher James T. Harwood cover a wide range of subjects including farming, gardening, bird watching and cooking. But, primarily, "A Basket of Chips" is about his early love, Harriett Richards, and their life together.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributors Olpin, Robert S.; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, S. Lyman
Date 1985
Type Text
Format image/png
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 12
Coverage 1860-1940
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 14.5 cm x 22.75 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number N 6537 H364 A2 1985
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Topic Artists; Painters; First person narrative
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327930
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj

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Title Basket of Chips, page 107
Description Reminiscences of Family, Yozlth, and Early Manhood Salt Lake goods for the little store he managed in Lehi." He kept a stock of household needs and the housewives would bring their butter, eggs, fruit, and other things to exchange for goods. On our trips we would be gone all night, and mother would pack up the food. But one time she overlooked the matches and our outlook for fire to cook with and to keep warm was a poor one. Father was not versed in the Indian mode of producing fire, but he had a revolver with him. He exhausted five of the chambers by firing into cloth and dry bark, but with no results. Then he thought of pushing some rags into the barrel of the pistol and fired the last charge. A tiny curl of smoke arose from the rag. With hard blowing a small flame appeared and all was remedied. Had father been a smoker that would not have hap- pened. I can well remember my mother's look of surprise and self-reproach when she was told of what had happened. That revolver we never loaded again, but on our trips to the mines it was always in full view, strapped to the side of the wagon. There were many robberies on the road at this time and my father often exposed rolls of greenback? in making change. But he had no unpleasant experiences. At this period, one of Father's mid-winter trips to Salt Lake City would have been his last had he not possessed a strong, young team of mules. I well remember his buying them at the cost of three hundred dollars. One load of flour bought them, for at that time flour was worth twenty dollars a hundred. In those days barometers and weather reports were not known of and the needs of life compelled travel at all times. That day my father took his load of produce to Salt Lake, which is thirty miles from Lehi. There were no indications of bad 11 By this time, 1869-70, both the silver mining towns of Ophir and Mercur were very active west of Lehi, and there was also activity in Bingham to the northwest and Little Cottonwood Canyon to the northeast. Roylance, Utnh Guide, 477, 483, 500-3. 12 federal "Greenback" was a popular government during the Civil name for paper currency War. first issued by the 107
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Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327587
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327587