Mount Robie Reid

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 of N end of Stave Lake, N of Mission (municipality) in Golden Ears Provincial Park, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°25'55''N, 122°21'22''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 June 1944 on 92/SE, as proposed March 1944 by BC Historical Association, in association with about-to-be-adopted Mount Judge Howay. (file T.1.44).

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

Named after Robie L. Reid (1866-1945), Vancouver lawyer and British Columbia historian. "Mr. Reid, who is now retired and ill, was a life-long associate of Judge Howay. They went through law school together, were law partners in New Westminster as young men, and together developed a love for, and determination to make known, the romantic story of British Columbia's history. In his work Jodge Howay became pre-eminent, but Mr. Reid was second only to his friend in this great cultural and educational work. His contributions to a general knowledge of British Columbia's history have been enormous, while his work for the advancement of higher education, for patriotic objectives and for the betterment of the province as a whole, mark him as an outstanding citizen." (A.B. McKelvie, President, BC Historical Association, 31 March 1944, file H.2.43).

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

Members of the undergraduate History Club at the University of British Columbia used to be invited around to his home to see his splendid collection of British Columbiana. After his death these books joined those of his friend Judge Howay as the Howay-Reid collection in the University of British Columbia Library.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997

This feature was known as "Old Baldy" by local alpinists, and together with the adjacent Mount Judge Howay, was also called "Snow Peaks".

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