Reference numberEL/L1/67
TitleAntoni van Leeuwenhoek to Christopher Wren
Date22 January 1683
DescriptionSigned autograph
Examining the ovaries of lambs; observations of the flea: the muscle tissue, testicles, tracheids, sting; observations of the muscle tissue of the louse, gnat, fly; the effects of sal volatile oleosum; drinking tea and mild beer for curing a fever and thinning the blood; observing the structure of erythrocytes; theory on the formation of blood
Original figures no longer exist
Extent18 sides
Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, vol 4, p 3
English extract printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 13, no 145, p 74-81
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8438Leeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist1632 - 1723
NA8299Wren; Sir; Christopher (1632 - 1723); architect, astronomer, and mathematician1632 - 1723
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