Reference numberEL/L1/15
TitleLetter, from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Henry Oldenburg, dated at Deflt
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); tradesman and microscopist
Date14 August 1675
DescriptionSigned autograph
Further observations of blood corpuscles; observations of arum leaves; concerning the sap in plants and its taste; concerning the sense of taste in regard to sugar and salt; concerning manna (from the bark of 'Fraxinus ornus') and its laxative effects; an account of digestion in humans and the effects of poison
Partial translation of the account of digestion in humans 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 296
For summary see 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 11, p 443
English extract printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 10, no 117, p 380
Place originDelft, South Holland, (United Provinces) Netherlands
Origin coordinates52.00667, 4.35556
NotesThere is no item EL/L1/14, the preceeding item in this volume is EL/L1/13
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1675.0032
Related records in the catalogueEL/L1/12
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
NA8438van Leeuwenhoek; Antoni (1632 - 1723); tradesman and microscopist1632 - 1723
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