The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Capital of French Cochin-China, on the river Saigon, one of the delta streams of the Mekhong, 60 m. from the China Sea; is handsomely laid out with boulevards, &c.; has a fine palace, arsenal, botanical and zoological gardens, &c.; Cholon, 4 m. SW., forms a busy trading suburb, exporting rice, cotton, salt, hides, &c.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Saigon'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/s/saigon.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.