Historical texts written and illustrated by J.L. Carr
Carr had a life-long interest in local history and architecture. When he was teaching in South Dakota in 1938-39 he attended the meetings of the local historical society, and when he returned to teach again at the same school in 1957-58 he found the society's notes and used them to help write his first social history which he called
The Old Timers. This section also includes a small book on church carvings, the list of Carr's paintings called
A Northamptonshire Record and his history of the Quince Tree Press.
Each small book is identified by an alphanumeric code: SBH for Small Book, History, followed by the three letter to identify the title and a number to identify the impression. Other publications are just identifed by an H.
- The Old Timers, privately published in 1957.
- A Pageant of the Great Forest of Rockingham, a rare document published in 1964.
- What happened at Rockingham in 1095, a rare essay probably published in 1965.
- A Northamptonshire Record, Carr's published list of paintings of churches, buildings and places in his adopted county
- The Northamptonshire Record itself, seven bound volumes of paintings of buildings and places in Northamptonshire
- Forefathers, a brief essay on Anglo-Norse carvings, published as a small book.
- The Territory versus Flaherty, about a murder trial, extracted from a newspaper published in South Dakota in 1887, published as a small book.
- An Inventory and A History of The Quince Tree Press to mark its 21st Year and the sale of its 500,000th small book, August 1987, published as a tall small book.
The cover of a small book by J.L. Carr