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CANADIAN

Naturalist and Geologist ,

AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE

NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY

OF MONTREAL.

CONDUCTED BY A COMMITTEE OF THE NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY.

VOLUME VI.

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

1861.

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

J. W. Dawson, LL.D., F.G.S., Principal of McGill College.
T. STERRY 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.

W. H. Hingston, M.D., Corresponding Secretary, Nat. Hist Society.
Joan LEEMING, Recording Secretory.

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ell: 11,57

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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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PAGE.

ARTICLE I.-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

IV.-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,...

51

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 Caverne; 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 Huron 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......

270

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.C.S.E.....

284

XXIII.-On some of the Rocks and Fossils occurring 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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