Carr was editor of the Southern Daily Echo and associated newspapers from the 1920s to his retirement in 1957. He is chiefly remembered for inventing the abbreviations ‘Soton’ and ‘Sotonian’ largely because his headline writers struggled with the unwieldy ‘Southampton’ and ‘Southamptonian’. He died in 1979.

Newspaper clippings (available from the Local Studies Library):

"Former editor dies at 87" - (SEE 25/07/1979). Obituary.

Further reading:

Southampton People, by John Edgar Mann, p24-25. (HS/t)


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