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I live in Sioux Falls, SD and would like to look through the book, "Scots in New England, 1623-1873" by David Dobson. Is this available through

I live in Sioux Falls, SD and would like to look through the book, "Scots in New England, 1623-1873" by David Dobson. Is this available through inter-library loan? If not, is there another option that you could suggest?
I am trying to verify the lineage of Bradbury Carr b. 1770 to father Parker Carr b. 1750 to father Bradbury Carr b. 1713 to father James Carr b. 1689 in NH.
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Thanks for asking! As a general rule, our Genealogy Reference books are not sent out through inter-library loan. In some cases, when a sufficiently precise citation can be identified, we can send a few photocopied pages or a single article in response to an interlibrary loan request and within the fuzzy edges of copyright.

I took at look at our copy of Scots in New England, 1623-1873 to check the accuracy of the digital index of the book available through HathiTrust. Good news for HathiTrust, bad news for this particular book, it's accurate but there's very little of use for this particular search. The book is organized as an alphabetical index of names from other genealogy sources; the only entry for Carr is, verbatim, "CARR, John. Admitted as a member of the Scots Charitable Society in Boston, 1732." (Dobson, p. 35) plus one other reference to an Elizabeth Carr, wife of HONEYMAN, James. (Dobson, p. 99) 

So while you're welcome to submit an inter-library loan request for the relevant pages, I would probably steer you toward other sources to investigate the relationships between your four generations of Carrs. The Siouxland libraries offer access to Ancestry.com; if you haven't tested it out it appears to index relevant collections from New Hampshire with good results for all four men.

Happy hunting, and thanks for using AskOPL! 

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