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Reference numberEL/L1/30
LevelItem
TitleTranslation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Henry Oldenburg
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); Dutch tradesman and scientist
Date1677
DescriptionTheory for the existence of different skin colours; observations of the reproduction of eels and their blood; observations of the reproduction of lice; compares the larvae of fleas with silk-worms; discusses Mr Swammerdam's views on fleas; demonstrating a grain of millet as a measure of capacity and states that he sends 8 testimonials about this (these have ref code EL/L1/29 and are found after this letter); numbers of organisms living in a drop of water
LanguageLatin
Extent3 sides
FormatManuscript
NotesThere is no item EL/L1/31, the next item in this volume is EL/L1/32
Access statusOpen
Related materialOriginal is EL/L1/29
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/3f380061-37c9-49a7-aec8-379ea5ea196c
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8438Leeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist1632 - 1723
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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