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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 120
Description A Basket of Chips he did no school work though we tried him in a French school. He lacked aggressiveness and accomplished nothing. But there was such a wealth of knowledge in a city like Paris. I took him to the galleries, museums, parks and other public places of interest. When we returned to Utah and placed him in school he was advanced to the fifth grade. He made a good school record. At twenty-one he married Leone Patten, one of my best art students and they now have three children, a boy, Bill, and two girls, Margaret and Virginia. Since then another boy, my name- sake, James Taylor Harwood, and a girl, Harriet. He is a teacher of nature study and manual training, and also an ama- teur photographer, and radio constructor. Ruth has more of the Harwood in her make up. Elsewhere I have written of her childhood. Her mischievous tendencies were well developed. I think of one incident that is fairly rep- resentative. Our neighbors had set out their garbage for the morning scavengers. Ruth saw the tips of some suspicious con- tainers peeking out of the can. (This was during prohibition.) The next morning our neighbors were surprised, but not de- lighted to find a soldierly array of beer and whisky bottles decorating their front steps. Ruth's school records were usually a very "low tide" (she was always revolting) until her last year at the University of Utah. She pulled through high school and college, with a Bachelor's degree in English, but with her two years at the Uni- versity of California for her Master's degree in graphic art, her work was heroic. She had found herself. But all along, though her scholastic work was not of the best she was developing a poetic urge and did much work by herself. And it is surelv this secret bent of effort that resulted in her winning the prize given at the University of Utah for the best poetry during the year of 1915>-1320, and the Emily Cham- berlain Cook prize of fifty dollars given by Professor Cook of Yale for the best unpublished group of poems during 1721 at the University of California. These successes gave us all much joy. 120
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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 327600
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327600