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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
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 115
Description Reminiscences of Family, Yozlth, and Early Manhood I had one experience that was the result of alcohol. This s during my second year in Paris 1. 23 A young lady art student whom I knew in California invited me to call on her. I told my English friend where I was going as I was dressed in my best and had joined him at dinner. On the way there I stepped into his studio a moment and just as I was leaving he offered me a tiny glass of some clear liquid. He knew that I never took liquor but he assured me that this was not an intoxicant. I drank it and in a moment later I knew I had been tricked. I accused him of it when I next saw him and he said he did it to limber me up for the occasion. But it limbered me up just to the reverse. The young lady met me at the door of her studio and I remember how pleased and cordial she was, but never did a feeble mind act more stupid than I did. Not a thing could I remember. I must have been so much under the influence that I was half asleep. Yet I realized the greatest embarrassment and came away as soon as I rea- sonably could with the hope of never seeing her again. I never did nor was I ever caught again in that kind of a condition. exist, but instead of that it has been fostered and encouraged from the first. That is one thing that helped weaken my faith when I first came to Salt Lake (in 1852}. It was a very small place, but distilleries and saloons were carried on and patronized by the authorities of the church and some that were boys then and prominent men now, could be seen patronizing the bar until they could not walk home . . . . when you go to a dance, whom do you see there, why sons and daughters of the best Mormon families under the influence of liquor. Why do not the leaders commence at home and teach and enforce principles of temperance and morality, and at all social gatherings draw the line at that point, and not admit to such places only those who live a moral life, and young ladies refuse to dance and associate with those under the influence of drink. It is quite a task for the young people who have adopted the temperance cause when they are at parties when the glass is passed [and) their refusal is pointed at with the finger of scorn . . . . I will not say any more on that subject at present, but [what} I have said is no guess work, nor hearsay, but facts that I have seen and matters of his- tory." Harwood, "Autobiography," 24, 27-28, 33-37. 23 Harwood's second year in Paris was 1889-90. Sources are vague on this chronology, but it can be determined through a careful comparison of the dates used by James, Willard, Ruth, and Ione Harwood, as well as Alice Merrill Horne in her writings on Harwood. 115
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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 327595
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327595