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CALTHROP, Samuel Robert, clergyman, born at Swineshead Abbey, Lincolnshire, England, 9 October, 1829. He was educated at St. Paul's school, London, where he remained ten years, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, became a Unitarian clergyman, removed to the United States, and settled in Syracuse, New York He has given much attention to scientific studies, and invented and modeled a railroad train and engine designed to minimize the atmospheric resistance. He has published a lecture on, Physical Education" and an "Essay on Religion and Science," presented at the Unitarian conference in Saratoga, New York, in 1886.
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