Record

Reference numberEL/L1/13
LevelItem
TitleAntoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); Dutch tradesman and scientist
Date26 March 1675
DescriptionSigned autograph
Observations of marrowfats, peas, runners; structure of venous blood from a pregnant woman; explains the transparency in objects; an account of the circulation in leaves and compares it to veins in humans; explains his drawing of a louse's leg
Figure of a louse's leg, the vein of an oak leaf and an ink impression of oak leaves
LanguageDutch
Extent9 sides
FormatManuscript
Place originDelft, South Holland, (United Provinces) Netherlands
Origin coordinates52.00667, 4.35556
NotesThere is no item EL/L1/14, the next item in this volume is EL/L1/15
Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, part 1, p 277
For summary see 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 11, p 232
B&W photograph of four pages and two drawings, Box 2, IM/005316
Related records in the catalogueIM/005316
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/0c67b4e7-bb11-4dee-baf7-d808b69809f1
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8438Leeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist1632 - 1723
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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