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Montrealers should all know who Dr. Penfield is, but if you're unfamiliar with him, check out this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilder_Penfield
A few weeks ago my friend Dan was staying at a country house near Montreal, and found this old bird guide among the books. It turns out it was Dr. Penfield's bird guide (published in 1928)! Exciting. He took some pictures and returned it to its place. I wonder if the song notes are Dr. Penfield's? Good eye, Dan!
Very interesting/poignant to see The Ivory-billed Woodpecker (possibly some left in 'Indian Territory'!?) and 'Carolina Paroquet' among the pages.
Anyway, enjoy - history is awesome.