Russel Wallace : Alfred Wallace : A. R. Wallace :
Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)
Letters from Ceram (S60: 1861)
Editor Charles H. Smith's 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. To link directly to this
page, connect with: http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S060.htm
Mr. Wallace's 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. Wallace's 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.
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