Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Sarawak, Borneo Island, [Malaysia] to Mary Ann Wallace (née Greenell) 7 Conduit Street, Regent Street, London on 25 December 1855.
Re. Christmas day with the Rajah (Sir James Brooke); admirable character of Brooke; expedition into interior with Dyaks; character and customs of Dyak people; the Malays; fears plants sent to England dead, plans to collect in Celebes; Miss Woodford recommended as wife for Alfred Russel Wallace by G S (George Silk); possible trip to California.
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. 59-60]