Mount Hawthorne

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Mount Hawthorne (72°14′S 98°29′W) is a prominent mountain in the Walker Mountains, rising directly south of the base of Noville Peninsula on Thurston Island.

Discovery and name

The mountain was discovered by Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd and members of the United States Antarctic Service in a flight from the USS Bear on 27 February 1940, and was named by Byrd for Roger Hawthorne, a field representative for the USAS during the years 1939–41.

Peerage title

On 2 November 2022, Barbara Minutelli, a maternal aunt of Grand Duke Travis, was granted the peerage title Countess of Hawthorne. Her title is derived from this mountain.