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John Bird <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 1 Jan 2011 15:45:39 -0500
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Lou Budd was the Dean of Mark Twain Scholars, and he will be greatly missed.
He was so kind to so many younger scholars, and he contributed so much to
our knowledge and understanding of Mark Twain.  I am glad that the
University of Missouri Press recently reissued _Mark Twain: Social
Philosopher_.  Here's a link to a YouTube video of a number of folks at
Elmira 2010--Lou's comments are, as always, enlightening. Rest in peace, Lou

John Bird

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From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Quirk, Thomas
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2011 2:01 PM
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Subject: Louis J. Budd, 1922-2010

I am sorry to report that Louis Budd died in his sleep on Monday, December
20th. In accordance with Lou's wishes, there will be no memorial service.
As some of you may know, Lou lived the last several months next door to his
son and his family in Patagonia, Arizona.  According to his son," if you
communicate with folks who wish to memorialize in some concrete way, his
favorite cause had become the local library.  Any checks would be made
payable to Friends of the Library, at mailing address Patagonia Public
Library, PO Box 415, Patagonia, AZ, 85624.  They do have a website, which i=

Tom Quirk =20