"How About Citizenship Papers for the Starlings?" in Nature Magazine
(Washington, D.C.), (American Nature Association), 1939. A 3-page article in which Carson argues that starlings, introduced to the U.S. nearly 50 years prior, are more than earning their keep. Eugene Scheiffelin, head of the American Acclimatization Society, introduced two flocks into Central Park, one in 1890 and one in 1891; his motive (not mentioned by Carson) was a desire to import every bird ever mentioned in a work by Shakespeare (starlings had been mentioned once, in Henry IV.) This issue (June-July) is here bound together with the issues for the remainder of 1939, in a hand-lettered university library binding (with "discard" stamp inside the front cover and a circulation pocket at rear). The Carson issue is fine; the binding has a corner bump and is very good. A scarce Carson appearance. [#029061] $275
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