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Alfred Russel Wallace
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June 1860

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, Ceram [Seram] Island, [Indonesia] to [addressee not recorded] [address not recorded] on June 1860.

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08 October 2012 by Catchpole, Caroline


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Wallace, Alfred Russel. (1861). Letters, extracts from correspondence, announcements, &c. letters from Ceram. Ibis, 3(1): 1-120. [p. 118]

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[[1]]1 [p. 118]

Mr. Wallaces collections from Amboyna and Ceram have arrived in England. The greatest novelty in them is a beautiful new Basilornis with an erect crest, making the second of the genus. Other species of interest are Lorius domicella, Eos rubra, Trichophorus flavicaudus, and Tanysiptera dea (?).

Mr. Wallaces latest letters, dated from Ceram, in June last, speak of the probability of his return to England being not long delayed. He had been much disappointed with the results of an expedition to the northern part of the island, and was then intending to go to Mysol, which was expected to prove a good locality.


1. Editor Charles H. Smiths Note: A third person description of letters Wallace sent from Ceram, dated June 1860. Printed in the January 1861 issue of Ibis, on page 118.


This transcript originates from Charles H. Smiths The Alfred Russel Wallace Page website (http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/index1.htm): See http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S060.htm

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