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Wells, Samuel Roberts 1820-1875 Phrenologist; born in West Hartford, Conn., April 4, 1820: studied medicine, but abandoned its practice for phrenology. He was employed in a publishing house in New York City in 1845, and became sole proprietor in 1865. He was editor of the Watercure journal in 1850-62—the Phrenological journal from 1863 till his death— and the Annual of phrenology and physiognomy after 1865; lectured much on phrenology in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain; and was author of The New physiognomy, or signs of character; How to read character, etc. He died in New York City. April 13, 1