Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Lois Green Carr (1922-2015)
MSA SC 3520-2941


Born at Holyoke, Massachusetts, March 7, 1922. Daughter of Donald Ross Green and Constance McLaughlin Green. Attended Putney School, Putney Vermont, 1936-1939; Swarthmore College, A.B., 1943; Radcliffe, A.M., 1944; Harvard University, Ph.D., 1968. Married Allen R. Clark, 1946; one son, Andrew R. Clark. Married Jack Ladd Carr, 1963. Died June 28, 2015, in Annapolis, Maryland.

Groundbreaking historian of colonial Maryland and Chesapeake Bay region. Assistant, History Department, Harvard University, 1944. Instructor in History, Cambridge Junior College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1946-1947. Instructor in English, Juilliard School of Music, 1948. Freelance editing, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1950-1951. Editorial Assistant, College Department, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1951-1952. Freelance editing, 1952-1956. Junior Archivist, Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland, 1956-1964; Assistant Editor, Maryland Manual, 1956-1960; Editor Maryland Guide, 1956-1964. Historian, Historic St. Mary's City, 1967-2005. Visiting Professor, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1971. Adjunct Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park, 1982-2005. Senior Adjunct Scholar, Maryland State Archives, 1988-2015.

Selected Publications:

Maryland's Revolution of Government, 1689-1692 (Ithaca, NY, 1974). With David W. Jordan.

Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State (Baltimore, MD, 1976). With Edward C. Papenfuse, Gregory A. Stiverson, and Susan A. Collins.

County Government in Maryland, 1689-1709 (New York, 1987). Garland Press printing of Ph.D. diss., Harvard University, 1968.

Robert Cole's World: Agriculture and Society in Early Maryland (Chapel Hill, NC, 1991). With Russell R. Menard and Lorena S. Walsh.

“The Development of the Maryland Orphans' Court, 1654 1715” in Aubrey C.  Land, Lois Green Carr, and Edward C. Papenfuse, eds., Law, Society, and Politics in Early Maryland (Baltimore, MD, 1977), 41-62.

“The Planter's Wife: The Experience of White Women in Seventeenth-Century Maryland,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3d Ser., 34 (1977): 542 57l. With Lorena S. Walsh.

Extended Biography: Personal History by Lois Green Carr

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