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Reference numberEL/L1/27
LevelItem
TitleAntoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); Dutch tradesman and scientist
Date14 May 1677
DescriptionSigned autograph
Investigating the structure of muscular tissue, the brain and spinal cord; investigating haemolysis (loss of haemoglobin from the red blood-cells); observations of vascular bundles in fruits and seeds; observations of the effects of moxa, the Chinese remedy against gout; observations of cotton, in particular, its usefulness for bandaging
LanguageDutch
Extent10 sides
FormatManuscript
Place originDelft, South Holland, (United Provinces) Netherlands
Origin coordinates52.00667, 4.35556
Access statusOpen
Related materialPartial translation see EL/L1/28
Transcribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, vol 2, p 209
For summary see 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 13, p 278
Partial translation printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 12, no 136, p 899
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/2e10f440-ab78-45b1-adbb-be0cd06437c5
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8438Leeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist1632 - 1723
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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