Benjamin Alvord, USMA 1833
Born: August 18, 1813, Rutland
Died: October 16, 1884, Washington
- Assistant Professor of Mathematics, USMA, September 28 to November 5,
- Principal Assistant Professor of Mathematics, USMA, November 5, 1837
to August 28, 1839.
Cullum Number 728. Long biographical sketch in Cullum 1891.
Address before the Dialectic society of the Corps of cadets, in commemoration
of the gallant conduct of the nine graduates of the Military academy, and
other officers of the United States' army, who fell in the battles which
took place in Florida, on the 28th of December, 1835, and the 25th of December,
1837; the former called Dade's battle, the latter, the battle of Okee-cho-bee.
Delivered at West Point, N. Y., on the 29th December, 1838. By Lieutenant
Benjamin Alvord, U.S.A. New York, Wiley & Putnam, 1839. USMA: SPECIAL
French, J. W. (John William), 1810?-1871. Papers. 1844-1871. USMA:
MANUSCRIPTS-PERSHING CNTR SPEC Mss. 23 items
Summary: Chaplain and Professor of Ethics, United States Military
Academy. Letter, 25 Oct 1844, to Emma Gardiner discussing French's health
and Miss Emma's godchild; correspondence with Mrs. Fremont and others concerning
John Charles Fremont's religious persuasion; correspondence with
Henry Coppee concerning the publication of a text on logic; copy of letter to
Mr. Davis which mentions work on two programs for French's course on ethics,
discusses grammar, describes his teaching methods, the USMA curricula and
French's dealings with the [Academic] Board; correspondence, 1858, concerning
donations to the Academy including a letter from C.P. McIlvaine; copy of
letter, 25 Sept. 1859, from French to Delafield discussing curriculum revision;
correspondence with Benjamin Alvord; copyright, 18 June 1858, for "A short
course of instruction in the practical part of ethics"; correspondence,
1871, regarding publications; address delivered to the graduating class,
7 June 1863, at West Point.
The tangencies of circles and of spheres, [Washington : Smithsonian Institution,
1856]. USMA: SPECIAL COLL-BSMT-B30 QA484 .A4 1856. 16 p., ix, leaves
of plates : ill., diagrs. ; 30 cm
Smithsonian contributions to knowledge, v.8, art.4
Smithsonian Institution publication ; 80
Smithsonian contributions to knowledge, v. 8, art. 4
Date on cover: 1855
The interpretation of imaginary roots in questions of maxima and Minima,
The Mathematical Monthly, April 1860. [Rickey owns the previous volume
of this journal.]
Memoir on the intersection of circles, and the intersection of spheres,
1860. Extensions read before the National Academy of Sciences, 1878.
Biographical sketch from the life of M.C.M. Hammond : (no. 884, Class 1836)
: died January 23d, 1876, at Beech Island, S.C. : aged 61 years. Augusta,
Ga. : Jowitt & Shaver, printers, . USMA: SPECIAL COLL-BSMT-B30
E340.H22 A4. 17 p. ; 23 cm
Notes, 1878-1879. USMA: MANUSCRIPTS-PERSHING CNTR SPEC Mss. 3 items
Summary: Army officer and writer. Two personal notes May 17,
1878, and April 1, 1879, plus clipping of his obituary
Numerous Essays and Reviews, 1833-1867. [Info from Cullum 1891.]
His son Benjamin Alvord Jr. (#2948) and two g-grandsons, Alvord Rutherford
(#10838) and Benjamin Alvord Spiller (#12583) are also graduates.
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.