While President Eliot was in California in Los Angeles, he visited, with several other gentlemen, as the guests of Mr. Raymond, the excursionist, Mt. Wilson. The trip occupied two days and was made partly by coach, partly on broncho-back. Connected with Wilson's peak by a narrow ridge is a mountain, which Harvard experts tried to get in order to secure photographs of the transit of Venus. They were unable to do so then. Recently, however, the entire summit and its approaches, a space of ten acres, has been tendered to Harvard College. This peak will be the site of a coast observatory, for which there is already a liberal endowment. While President Eliot was there, the peak was christened "Mt. Harvard."
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