Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Singapore to Henry Walter Bates [none given] on 30 April 1856.
Re. long wait for and final arrival of a ship to Macassar; arrival of Bates' letters from Ega (now Teffé) Brazil, and copy of 'Zoologist'; geographical distribution of insect species in the islands of the Malay archipelago; relative scarcity of Lepidoptera; comparative numbers and types of insect species in Malay archipelago and Brazil; details of insects collected, including new butterfly Ornithoptera Brookeana (Wallace), Rhyncophorae, Carabidae, Anthribidae, Bupestridae, Cleridae, Longicornes and many others, total number of insect species collected estimated at 6,000, specimens over 30, 000; desire to collect all world Longicornes for study; importance of recording location of capture of specimens; separation of collections from different localities; desire for future comparison of data and exchange of specimens with Bates; Orang Utans; comparison of types of forest plants, people and customs in Amazon and Malay archipelago; scarcity of edible fruit in the East; delicious Durian; Madame Pfeiffer's insect collection; regards to Spruce.
A transcription handwritten by other in English and signed by unsigned.
An original MS
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