Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Ceram [Seram] Island, [Indonesia] to Henry Walter Bates [none given] on 25 November 1859.
Re. Bates' safe arrival (in England); hopes Bates will write a Fauna of the Amazon valley; Alfred Russel Wallace's own plans for a similar work on the Malay Archipelago; hopes for exchange of duplicate specimens; paper on principles of Geographical distribution in the archipelago sent to the Linnean Society.
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. 72]