Reference numberEL/L1/30
TitleTranslation of a letter, from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Henry Oldenburg
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); Dutch tradesman and scientist
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
Translation of EL/L1/29
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NotesThere is no item EL/L1/31, the next item in this volume is EL/L1/32
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueEL/L1/29
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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