Mount Chamberlin

Feature Type: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. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side of junction Swiftwater Creek and Fraser River, just SW of Mount Robson (locality) N of TĂȘte Jaune Cache, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°00'24''N, 119°20'22''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named in 1917 after Edson Joseph Chamberlin (1852-1924), president of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway at the time. Chamberlin served as vice president and general manager, GTPR, 1909-12; president GTR and GTPR, 1912-17. He is also the namesake of Edson, Alberta.

Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions

"Edson, Alberta....after Edson J. Chamberlain [sic], vice-president and general manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. He became president of the parent company, Grand Trunk Railway, after the death of Charles M. Hays. The town was officially incorporated 21 September 1911."

Source: Place Names of Alberta, Alberta Geographical Names Program and Friends of Geographical Names of Alberta Society, University of Calgary Press, 4 volumes, 1991-1996.