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Reference numberEL/L1/52
LevelItem
TitleAntoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); tradesman and microscopist
Date5 April 1680
DescriptionSigned autograph
Observations of the testicles and spermatozoids of a rat; hopes to examine the semen of mussels; observations of organisms in the gills of oysters; observations of organisms in the sap of vines
Two ink figures: one of sperm and one of a testicle of a rat in a jar of water
LanguageDutch
Extent5 sides
FormatManuscript
Place originDelft, South Holland, (United Provinces) Netherlands
Origin coordinates52.00667, 4.35556
Access statusOpen
Related materialEL/H3/73 for Robert Hooke's partial translation
Transcribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, vol 3, p 201
English extract printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 17, no 196, p 593
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/2b87ab3b-76bd-4a71-910e-70cc27e87d30
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8438van Leeuwenhoek; Antoni (1632 - 1723); tradesman and microscopist1632 - 1723
NA8242Hooke; Robert (1635 - 1703); natural philosopher1635 - 1703
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