Biography and History

Charles Greene Rockwood was a professor of mathematics from 1877 to 1905 at Princeton Unviersity, and had many interests in seismology and general scientific study. In 1878 he was a member of the Princeton Expedition to observe the solar eclipse at Denver, Colorado, and in 1886 he assisted the U.S. Geological Survey in the investigation of the major earthquake in Charleston, South Carolina. Rockwood was awarded an honorary degree from Princeton in 1896. He also published many articles on volcanology and seismology.

Source: From the finding aid for C0802

  • Charles Greene Rockwood Collection on Earthquakes. 1872-1907 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0802

    Charles Greene Rockwood was a professor of mathematics from 1877 to 1905 at Princeton Unviersity, and had many interests in seismology and general scientific study. Consists of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, letters, notes, and printed matter compiled by Charles Greene Rockwood, relating to earthquakes, tidal waves, volcanos, and unusual astronomical occurrences.