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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 Excerpt: ...and many of the leading citizens of Minnesota in the new Public Library Building. In this fire-proof building erected at a cost, including the ground, of $334,150.65, and on this occasion formally opened for the use of the citizens of the city, The M1nnesota Academy Of Natural Sc1ences has been assigned rooms. On the third floor the Academy has an elegant room for its meetings and spacious and equally elegant rooms for the display of its collections which will be daily open to the public. The Library Board had generously furnished sufficient cases for the display of the collections of the Academy and the secretary and several members had devoted their time for many evenings to cataloguing and arranging the material so that on the occasion of the opening the extent and condition of the museum were very fairly presented to the public. The rooms thus placed at the disposal of the Academy of Sciences answer present needs and are a realization of the desires of its members expressed in 1880, repeated in 1884, and felt in every subsequent year; they enable the organization to devote its energies more directly to the publication of its Bulletins and to the creation of a museum of natural history and material resources for the great Northwest. NOTES ON THE ARBIVAL AND NESTING OF IflRDS IN THE VICINITY Of M1nneapol1s For The Spr1ng Of 1887. Franklin Benner. My notes for the past year were limited by the short time I was able to devote to looking up the birds. I was only able to make weekly trips, and, living in town, the arrival and departure of the birds was not noted as quickly as they otherwise would have been. My notes begin April third when I saw the first robin. On the 8th they were followed by oar social friends, the bluebirds. April 10th, while driving out T...
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