BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Hewitt Bostock
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Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. [if "Mount" precedes the name, usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: W of Prospect Valley, SW of Merritt, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°00'34''N, 121°17'18''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92I/3
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92I
92I/3
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 January 1932 on Ottawa file OBF1326, as suggested by C.M. Taggart, DLS. (file A.1.36)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Named after the late Senator Hewitt Bostock, PC, from Monte Creek. Fellow, Royal Colonial Institute; fellow, Royal Agricultural Society of England; president, BC Printing & Lithographing Co. Ltd, Vancouver; president, Monte Creek Trading Co. Ltd, Monte Creek. Born at the Herritage, Walton Heath, Epson, England, 31 May 1864. Called to the bar, Lincoln's Inn, London, February 1888. Bought a stock ranch at Duck's, BC, in May 1888 and came to reside in British Columbia in 1893. Originally started The Province as a weekly paper in Victoria, 1894, transferred to Vancouver and turned into a daily newspaper, now having the largest circulation in the province. Organized the Kootenay Lumber Co, 1901. Elected to the Dominion Parliament (Yale-Cariboo) as a Liberal member of the Government, 29 December 1921, holding the portfolio of Public Works; resigned February 1922. Appointed speaker of the Senate, 7 February 1922. Delegate representing the Dominion of Canada at the Assembly of the League of Nations at Geneva, 1925. President, St. John's Ambulance Association, Canada. Recreations: shooting, hunting, fishing, golf (helped start the first golf club in Victoria). Died 28 April 1930." (1931 notation on BC name card)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office