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CONDUCTED BY A COMMITTEE OF THE NATURAL HISTORY SOOIETY.

VOLUME VI.

Montreal :
PUBLISHED BY B. DAWSON & SON, 23 GREAT ST. JAMES STREET.

1861.

CANADIAN NATURALIST.

This magazine will appear bi-monthly, and be conducted by the following Committee, appointed by the Natural History Society of Montreal:

J. W. Darson, LL.D., F.G.S., Principal of McGill College,
T. STEARY Hunt, A.M.. F.R.S., Chemist to Geological Survey of Canada.
E. BILLINGS, F.G.S. Polæontologist.
DAVID ALLAN POE,

REV. A. F. KEMP.

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W. H. HINGSTON, M.D., Corresponding Secretary, Nat. Hist Society. JOHN LEEMING, Recording Secretary.

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Entered, according to the Act of Provincial Parliament, in the year

One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-two by BENJAMIN DAWSON & Son, in the Office of the Registrar of the Province of Canada.

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ARTICLE 1.-On the Cornus florida of the United States ; by George

S. Blackie, A.M., M.D.,.....

1

II.-A popular Treatise on the Fur-bearing Animals of the

Mackenzie River District; by B. R. Ross,...

5

III.-Addenda to the Natural History of the Valley of the

River Rouge; by W. S. M. D'Urban,..

36

VIV.--On the occurrence of Freshwater Shells in some of our

Post-tertiary Deposits; by Robert Bell,

42

V.-Professor Guyot on the Physical Geography of the

Appalachian Mountain System,...

VI.-On some points in American Geology; by T. Sterry

Hunt, F.R.S....

81

VII.-Correspondence of Joachim Barrande, Sir William

Logan and James Hall on the Taconic System..... 106

VIII.- Catalogue of Plants collected in the Counties of Ar-

genteuil and Ottawa, 1858; by W. S. M. D'Urban . 120

IX.-Notes on the Geology of Murray Bay, Lower St. Law-

rence; by J. W. Dawson, LL.D., F.G.S....

138

X.-On the Pre-carboniferous "Flora of New Brunswick,

Maine, and Eastern Canada; by J. W. Dawson,

F.G.S...

161

XI.-On the origin of some Magnesian and Aluminous

Rocks; by T. Sterry Hunt, F.R.S. -..

180

XII.-On Canadian Caverns; by George D. Gibb,.

184

XIII.-Flint-drift and Human Remains; Extracted from the

Duke of Argyll's opening address as President of the

Royal Society of Edinburgh......

190

XIV.-Considerations relating to the Quebec Group, and the

Upper Copper-bearing rocks of Lake Superior; by

Sir W. E. Logan, F.R.S......

199

XV.-Notes on the History of Petroleum or Rock Oil; by

T. Sterry Hunt, M.A., F.R.S..

241

XVI.-Remarks on some of the Birds that breed in the Gulf

of St. Lawrence; by Henry Bryant, M.D.......

255

XVII.-List of Recent Land and Fresh-Water Shells collected

around Lakes Superior and Hurop in 1859–60 ; by

Mr. Robert Bell......

268

XVIII.- Catalogue of Birds collected and observed around

Lakes Superior and Huron in 1860 ; by Mr. Robert

Bell....

XIX.-On the Flora of Hamilton and its vicinity ; by Judge

Logie....

276

XX.—The Great Comet of 1861.

278

XXI.-What to observe in Canadian Lichens; by W. Lauder

Lindsay, M.D., F.L.S.....

282

XXII. On the Mammals and Birds of the District of Montreal ;

by Archibald Hall, M.D., L.R.O.S.E.......

284

XXIII.-On some of the Rocks and Fossils ocourring near

Phillipsburg, Canada East; by E. Billings, F.G.S., 310

XXIV.-Recollections of the Swans and Geese of Hudson's Bay ;

by George Barnston, Esq....

337

XXV.-On the occurrence of Graptolites in the base of the

Lower Silurian; by E. Billings, F.G.S..

344

XXVI.-A short review of the Sylviadæ or Wood-Warblers

found in the vicinity of Montreal ; by H. G. Vennor. 349

XXVII.-Additional notes on Aboriginal Antiquities found at

Montreal; by J. W. Dawson, LL.D....

362

XXVIII.-Mr. Barrande on the Primordial Zone in North Ame-

rica, and on the Taconic System of Emmons, by T.

Sterry Hunt, M.A., F.R.S..

374

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