Catharinus Putnam Buckingham, USMA  1829

Born:    March 14 1808, Zanesville OH.
Died:     August 30 1888, Chicago IL, age 80.


  1. New Arithmetic on the Unit System, Philadelphia 1869. [Ohio CONSORT Colleges KEN Main 511 B3]
  2. Elements of the Differential and Integral Dalculus: by a New Method, Founded on the True System of Sir Isaac Newton, Without the Use of Infinitesimals or Limits. Chicago: S.C. Griggs, 1875. xlvi, [49]-343 p. : diagrs. ; 20 cm. [U of Cincinnati SW Depository QA303 .B82]. Second edition 1880. No copy at USMA.
  3. Putnam family genealogy. YEAR: 1890 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control FORMAT: 11 p. ; 27 x 20 cm. NOTES: Typed copy of genealogy compiled by Gen. Catharinus Putnam Buckingham. C.P. Fenner, grandson of Buckingham, made the copy and had it notarized in 1890. [WorldCat ACCESSION: 23367112]
  4. Cullum says he is the author of Principles of Arithmetic, 1871.
  1. Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872. TITLE: Washington, [D.C.], to C[atharinus] P. Buckingham, IN: Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872. YEAR: 1862 PUB TYPE: Archive/Manuscript Control FORMAT: 1 item (3 p.); 26 cm. NOTES: Collection includes other material. Refutes statements concerning Halleck and George McClellan attributed to Dr. Metcalfe. [Available in ILLINOIS STATE HIST LIBR according to WorldCat ACCESSION: 32880693]
  2. AUTHOR: United States. Circuit Court (7th Circuit) | TITLE: Zebulon Parker, vs. William Hatfield : | in chancery. | PLACE: [s.l. : |PUBLISHER: s.n., | YEAR: 1843 | PUB TYPE: Book | FORMAT: 8 p. ; 20 cm. | NOTES: Caption title.| NOTES: Caption title. | At head of title: Circuit Court of the United States, for the | District of Ohio. December term, 1843. | "Report of C. P. Buckingham, Special Master Commissioner, | appointed in the cause in chancery": p. [1]-8. | SUBJECT: Water-wheels -- Patents. | OTHER: Parker, Zebulon, complainant. | Hatfield, William, defendant. | Buckingham, Catharinus Putnam, 1808-1888. [WorldCat says the University of Rochester has a copy: ACCESSION: 4168478]


Engraving owned by the Association of Graduates.

Pictures of CPB



Grandson of Rufus Putnam.



1824-05-21. E. Buckingham in Putnam [Ohio?] to Douglass at WP. Introduction for his son.


Ann. Assoc. Grads USMA, April 1889.

Cullum #546. B-OH: Arty: Resd 31: CivEngr, Prof, Merchant 31-61: BG USV 62: Resd 63: Pres Steel Co 73-88: Writer math subjects 71-80: D-IL 30Aug88: Ob-AR 89. [From 1990 Register of Graduates]


Have paper folder.


Buckingham and the Y-bridge:


Arney, Chris, West Point's Scientific 200: Celebration of the Bicentennial. Biographies of 200 of West Point's Most Successful and Influential Mathematicians, Scientists, Engineers, and Technologists, 2002.