Mount Alfred

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 head of Queens Reach, Jervis Inlet, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°12'22''N, 124°04'36''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92K/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 May 1924 on 92K/NW, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 580, 1860 et seq, and on BC map 2D, 1923 et seq.

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

Named c1860 by Captain Richards, RN, after HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900), second son of Queen Victoria; Admiral of the Fleet; married 1874 Marie Alexandrovna, only daughter of Alexander II, Emperor of Russia. Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, 1893.

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

First ascent by Arthur Tinniswood Dalton and Percy W. Easthope, 1929.

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