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Reference numberEL/L1/11
LevelItem
TitleAntoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); Dutch tradesman and scientist
Date11 February 1675
DescriptionSigned autograph
Observations of the crystallisation of salts and infusions; observations of vinegar, Spanish soap and common soap, aqua fortis (nitric acid and sulphuric acid), pepper, mustard; observations of the globules in the bile of different species of fish; further observations of the optic nerve of cod and cows; observations of cod's roe; objections to Francis Redi's figure of a louse
Figures of the crystallisation of salts attached. Other diagrams mentioned in the letter are not attached.
LanguageDutch
Extent21 sides
FormatManuscript
Place originDelft, South Holland, (United Provinces) Netherlands
Origin coordinates52.00667, 4.35556
Access statusOpen
Related materialPartial translation see EL/L1/12
Transcribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, part 1, p 230
For summary see 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 11, p 175
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/a6a3d538-9409-4da3-bddb-2ac9ccc0ba1f
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8438Leeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist1632 - 1723
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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