Joseph Thomas Carr

CARR, Joseph Thomas (fl.1841-1861) — Nottingham & Liverpool

Engraver, lithographer & printer.

Nottingham & Newark Mercury — Friday 2nd August 1850 © The British Library Board
Nottingham & Newark Mercury — Friday 2nd August 1850. © The British Library Board

Born in Nottingham in or about 1815, the son of Joseph Carr (1780?-1849), also an engraver, and his wife Eliza Hall (1785?-1853), who married in 1804. He was working with his father in 1841 and the business was trading as “Joseph Carr & Son” in 1847-1849, but he is probably to be identified as the man of this name listed as an engraver at Park Street, Derby, in 1849-1850. His mother continued the original business after the death of his father in 1849, employing three men in Angel Row, Nottingham, until at least 1851, while his elder brother, Henry Carr (1811-1889) had his own separate engraving and printing concern, also in Nottingham. The younger Joseph Carr appears to have opened a rival third concern on South Parade in 1850. He advertised “brass and zinc door plates, cards, invoices, plans, maps, labels, and everything connected with the trade executed in a superior style, at moderate prices. N.B. — Engraver to the trade” (Nottingham & Newark Mercury, 2 Aug 1850). His move to Castlegate was announced in the press in January 1852. He had moved to Liverpool by 1861, but has not been further traced, although he was probably the Joseph Carr who died in Liverpool in 1862.

Houndsgate, Nottingham — 1841-1849
South Parade, Market Place, Nottingham — 1850-1852
Brown’s Yard, Castlegate, Nottingham — 1852-1853