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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
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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj
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 111
Description Reminiscences of Family, Yozlth, and Early Manhood prospects looked very black, but he was game. With an enter- prising man as a partner they opened a much larger store and would have succeeded splendidly, but the partner died. He then sold out and went into the trade of harness making. This was in 1872 when I was twelve years old, and the year that the railroad was completed to Lehi. I then began to learn the harness and whip-making trade. It is remarkable how expertly the drivers learned to use their whips. I have seen my father pick a horse fly off the back of a mule without the mule knowing it. The whip was a buckskin lash from four to six feet long with a three foot stalk or handle. For stage driving with four or six horses, the lash would be twelve or more feet long with a four foot stalk. With that the driver could tickle the ears of the leaders or pick flies off their backs. By the time I departed for California to study art my father was in comfortable circumstances, but he had to work pretty hard to keep things going. It was a big family with four sisters and two brothers at home? MEMORIES OF MY MOTHER If a boy is to live a clean life, it will be mostly through the influence of the mother. When we thought the mother of my children was on the eve of departure, which was about a year before she did leave us, I begged her to try hard to live for the sake of her boy." He needed her so badly. I could realize what my loss would have been at his age, sixteen. At the birth of some of my mother's children she was very near death through unskilled help at that time, so that I cannot remember the time that I was not anxious about her. She was 16 See Part Two, note 18. 17 Harwood is referring to Heber James Harwood born in 1905. 111
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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 327591
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327591