BCP135 Herbert Lake
N51 27.700 W116 13.457
GPSr: N51 27.700 W116 13.457
Lake Herbert is located in Banff National Park and offers panoramic views the peaks of Lake Louise and Mt. Temple (11,626 ft). It is one of the most beautiful and photographed areas in the Banff National Park.
The Lake takes its name from Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon (24 June 1831 - 29 June 1890), was an English politician and a leading member of the Conservative Party. He was the brother of Auberon Herbert and father of Aubrey Herbert.
Herbert became the Earl of Carnarvon on the death of his father Henry, in 1849. After taking his degree at Oxford, he began to play a prominent role in the House of Lords. In 1858, he was Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, and in 1866 secretary of state. In 1867 he introduced the British North America Act, which conferred self-government on Canada. Later that year, he resigned over Benjamin Disraeli's Reform Bill, along with Lord Cranborne and Jonathan Peel.
Resuming office in 1874, he endeavoured to confer self-government on South Africa as he had on Canada, but the times were not ripe. He addressed the concept of Imperialism in Africa many times while holding the title. In 1878 he resigned in opposition to Lord Beaconsfield's policy on the Eastern Question; but on his party's return to power in 1885 he became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. His short period of office, memorable for a conflict on a question of personal veracity between himself and Charles Stewart Parnell as to his negotiations with the latter in respect of Home Rule, was terminated by another premature resignation. He never returned to office.
Carnarvon was regarded as a highly cultured man. He was high steward of Oxford University, and president of the Society of Antiquaries. He was a prominent freemason, having been initiated in the 'Westminster and Keystone Lodge', and with his permission a number of subsequently founded lodges bore his name in their titles.
The cap is a Canadian geodetic marker which is in good condition and stands above surrounding grade.
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[This entry was edited by GeoKs on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 8:49:39 AM.]