Mount Sedgwick

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: NW of head of Howe Sound, just W of Squamish, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°44'37"N, 123°20'14"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92G/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 May 1951 on 92G, as identified on C.S. Ney's map of the Tantalus Range, published in Canadian Alpine Journal, 1940, opp.p.147. Named in association with nearby Mount Murchison.

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

After Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873), geologist; professor of geology at Cambridge University 1818-70; president of the Geological Society 1829-31; accompanied Sir Roderick Impey Murchison on geological tours of this continent [date not cited]. See also Sedgwick Bay.

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

Adam Sedgwick, geologist, born in Dent, Cumbria, NW England. He studied mathematics at Cambridge, and became professor of geology there in 1818. In 1835 he calculated the stratigraphic succession of fossil-bearing rocks in North Wales, naming the oldest of them the Cambrian period. His best-known work was on British Palaeozoic Fossils (1854). With Sir Roderick Murchison he studied the Alps and the Lake District, and identified the Devonian system in SW England. He strongly opposed Darwin's Origin of Species. (from Biography.com May 2001)

Source: included with note