Mount Talbot

Alberta-BC boundary. Mount
Alta-BC boundary, N of Shale Pass, S of Morkill Pass
53°37’00” N 119°43’00” W — Map 83E/12 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1923.
Name officially adopted in 1925
Official in BCCanada
Peter Talbot. Appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1906, served during the premierships of Wilfred Laurier and Robert Borden until he died in 1919

Peter Talbot. Appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1906, served during the premierships of Wilfred Laurier and Robert Borden until he died in 1919
Wikipedia


Frederick Talbot

Frederick Talbot
Montreal Gazette

The mountain was named by the Geodetic Survey in 1923, during the survey of the interprovincial boundary, after Hon. Peter Talbot (1854-1919), Lacombe; Member of Senate of Canada, 1906-19.

Apparently not named after British travel author Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot (1880-1924) twho traversed the Yellowhead Pass in 1910, one year ahead of the construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Talbot was hired by the railway to cross Canada and report the potential of the areas being opened up. Two books, published in London, resulted from the trip: New garden of Canada: By Pack-horse and Canoe through Undeveloped New British Columbia, (1911), and The Making of a Great Canadian Railway (1912). In 1924, while living in Pointe-Claire, Québec, FrederickTalbot was sent to Calgary to make arrangements for the arrival of the Prince of Wales to ceremoniously travel the complete rail line. But at 44 years old, Talbot contracted pneumonia in Calgary and died.

References:

  • Talbot, Frederick Arthur Ambrose [1880–1924]. The new garden of Canada. By pack-horse and canoe through undeveloped new British Columbia. London: Cassell, 1911. Internet Archive
  • Talbot, Frederick Arthur Ambrose [1880–1924]. The making of a great Canadian railway. The story of the search for and discovery of the route, and the construction of the nearly completed Grand Trunk Pacific Railway from the Atlantic to the Pacific with some account of the hardships and stirring adventures of its constructors in unexplored country. London: Seely, 1912. Internet Archive
  • Wheeler, Arthur O. and Cautley, R.W. report of the commission appointed to delimit the boundary between the provinces of alberta and british columbia. part iii-a. topographical surveys of the watershed. 1922, 1923, 1924. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1924
  • Canadian Board on Geographical Names. Place-names of Alberta. Published for the Geographic Board by the Department of the Interior. Ottawa: Department of the Interior, 1928. Hathi Trust
  • Schukov, Victor. “Meet Frederick Talbot, one of Pointe-Claire’s long forgotten celebrities.” Montreal Gazette, November 17 (2014). Montreal Gazette
  • Wikipedia. Peter Talbot (politician)
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