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Reference numberEL/L1/64
LevelItem
TitleAntoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); tradesman and microscopist
Date4 November 1681
DescriptionSigned autograph
Analysis of a hog's bristle; discussion of shedding hair; observing blackheads; examination of Leeuwenhoek's faeces when he had diarrhoea; discussing micro-organisms in human faeces, and several other animals; examining the structure of clay; the possibility that a blood transfusion can cure gout
Four figures of hog's bristle are in red chalk
LanguageDutch
Extent13 sides
FormatManuscript
Place originDelft, South Holland, (United Provinces) Netherlands
Origin coordinates52.00667, 4.35556
Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, vol 3, p 345
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/655d1e9e-c4d2-4c0e-9b38-7b369f5c08e9
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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