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Re: [BKARTS] James Lamar Weygand

At 12:43 PM 10/3/2003, you wrote:
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.

I am very sorry to hear this. A few years ago, he gave me permission to digitize his printer's devices books, a three volume set. The first is done and the other two are in process.

Jeffrey A. Barr
Curator of Rare Books
Smathers Library East
PO Box 117007
University of Florida Libraries
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-9075 ext. 309
Fax: (352) 846-2746

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