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Reference numberEL/L1/68
LevelItem
TitleAntoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Christopher Wren
Date16 July 1683
DescriptionSigned autograph
Theorising about the procreation of frogs; observations of the spermatozoids of the frog; trying to find spermatozoids in a fowl's egg; concerning the reproduction of rabbits and that hereditary characteristics pass down the male line; observations of a dissected frog; theory about digestion in humans and in fish; stating that blood does not ferment and then discusses blood circulation
Original figures no longer exist
LanguageDutch
Extent22 sides
FormatManuscript
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 53
Translation printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 13, no 152, p 347
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8438Leeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist1632 - 1723
NA8299Wren; Sir; Christopher (1632 - 1723); architect, astronomer, and mathematician1632 - 1723
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