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Reference numberEL/L1/4
LevelItem
TitleAntoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); Dutch tradesman and scientist
Date1 June 1674
DescriptionSigned autograph
Observations about the structure and nature of blood, and the growth of skin and of plants
Further theories about the motion of liquid in tubes and the globular form of fluid bodies
The microscopical observations of the structure of bone, teeth, liver, and brain
Technique for examining the cerebral texture, spinal marrow and muscular tissue
Concerning the growth of the epidermis
Figures of capillary tubes in margin.
A small envelope containing four small packets was attached to the last sheet. Three of the small packets contained specimens: of cork; of pith of elder; and the white of a quill.
LanguageDutch
Extent6 sides
FormatManuscript
Place originDelft, South Holland, (United Provinces) Netherlands
Origin coordinates52.00667, 4.35556
Access statusOpen
Related materialFor summary see 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 11, p 23
Transcribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, part 1, p 90
See 'The van Leeuwenhoek specimens' by Brian Ford in 'Notes and Records', vol 36, no 1, pp 37-59 at p 46 for further information
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/41d29df8-6e81-43be-a31d-b256361e2975
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8438Leeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist1632 - 1723
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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