The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A small island, distant 6 m. from the W. coast of North Borneo, ceded to Britain in 1846, and administered by the British North Borneo Company; has rich coal-beds; its town, Victoria, is a market for Borneo and the Sulu Archipelago, and exports sago, camphor, and pearls; the population is chiefly Malay and Chinese.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Labuan'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/l/labuan.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.