Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Singapore to Mary Ann Wallace (née Greenell) [none given] on 30 September 1854.
Re. attack of fever in Malacca, quinine treatment; insects and birds collected in Malacca; ascent of Mount Ophir; arrival of post including and letters from Adelaide, Australia; arrival of newspapers, instruments, repaired watch and food from England; basket of food spoiled by insects, better to use soldered tin box; visit to Sir James Brooke; plans to visit Sarawak; friends and family; continued carelessness of assistant Charles.
Marchant, James. (1916). I. Early letters (1854-62). 45-88. In: Marchant, James. Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1. Cassell and Company, Ltd, London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne. i-xi, 1-320. [p. 51-52]