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Barlow, Peter Williamlocked

  • Mike Chrimes


Barlow, Peter William (1809–1885), civil engineer, was born at Woolwich on 1 February 1809, the elder son of Professor Peter Barlow (1776–1862), mathematician. His mother's name is unknown. His younger brother was William Henry Barlow (1812–1902). After an education at private schools he followed his early ambition of a career in civil engineering by becoming a pupil of ...

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