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Reference numberEL/L1/1
LevelItem
TitleAntoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); Dutch tradesman and scientist
Date15 August 1673
DescriptionSigned autograph
Sends figures of the anatomy of the bee and gives an account of its sting; an account of the structure and growth of wood and the motions of fluids in wood; concerning the food and digestion of a louse; about the compression of air (with figures of tubes in the margins)
LanguageDutch
Extent7 sides
FormatManuscript
Place originDelft, South Holland, (United Provinces) Netherlands
Origin coordinates52.00667, 4.35556
Access statusOpen
Related materialFor summary see 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 10, p 114
Transcribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, part 1, p 40
English translation of Leeuwenhoek's letter on the compression of air see 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 9, no 102, p 21
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/39f99d35-b54f-47dd-93cc-ad1811c4e65e
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
NA8438Leeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist1632 - 1723
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