Reference numberEL/L1/67
TitleLetter, from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Christopher Wren, dated at Delft
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); tradesman and microscopist
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
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Transcribed 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
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1683.0013
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7062Wren; Christopher (1675 - 1747); politician1675 - 1747
NA8438van Leeuwenhoek; Antoni (1632 - 1723); tradesman and microscopist1632 - 1723
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