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Reginald Philip Carr, British librarian. Recipient Major State studentship, Department of Education and Science (United Kingdom), University Manchester, 1968-1970. Member The Library Association, Cambridge Bibliographical Society.


Carr, Reginald Philip was born on February 20, 1946 in Manchester, England. Son of Philip Henry and Ida Bayley (Wood) Carr.


Bachelor in French with honors, University Leeds, England, 1968. Master of Arts in French, University Manchester, 1971. Master of Arts, University Cambridge, England, 1983.


Assistant librarian Manchester University Library, 1970-1972. Librarian-in-charge Manchester University School of Education Library, 1972-1976. Sublibrarian Surrey University Library, Guildford, 1976-1978.

Deputy library Aston University Library, Birmingham, 1978-1980, Cambridge University Library, 1980-1986. University librarian and keeper of the Brotherton Collection Leeds University Library, since 1986. Member Council of the Standing Conference of National and University Libraries, London, since 1988, vice-chairman, 1992-1994, chairman, since 1994.

Member British Library. Advisory Council, London, since 1989, Libraries Committee of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals, London, since 1989. Secretary Consultant of University Research Libraries, since 1991, director, since 1992.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Anarchism in France: The Case of Octave Mirbeau, 1977, The Mandrake Press, 1929-1930, 1985. Co-author: Spirit in the New Testament, 1985, An Introduction to University Library Administration, 1987. Editor: (magazine) The Testimony, since 1976.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member The Library Association, Cambridge Bibliographical Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: Bible study, book reviewing.


Married Elizabeth Whittaker, August 17, 1968. Children: Suzannah, Abigail.

Philip Henry Carr

Ida Bayley (Wood) Carr

Elizabeth Whittaker

Suzannah Carr

Abigail Carr