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[BKARTS] James Lamar Weygand



James Lamar Weygand

The man known worldwide as The Indiana Kid -- James Lamar Weygand (APA
255) ? died July 13 at the age of 83.  He was a lifetime resident of the
Nappanee, Indiana area.

He was  internationally known for operating what he called a "personal"
press -- personally performing all the tasks necessary to produce a book ?
writing it, setting the type by hand or Linotype, printing it letterpress,
and binding it.

Weygand published 36 full-size and 24 miniature books, the first coming off
his ancient press in 1944.  Most of them deal with the book arts ? printing,
papermaking or bookbinding ? or with Indiana history.  His travel
experiences provided text for most of the rest.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce (852 E. Marion St., Nappanee); a
stepdaughter, Annie Parker, Dorcaster, England; and a stepson, Charles
William Gordon Bell, London, England.

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