Reference numberEL/L1/68
TitleLetter, from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Christopher Wren, dated at Delft
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); tradesman and microscopist
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
Transcribed 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
Place originDelft, South Holland, (United Provinces) Netherlands
Origin coordinates52.00667, 4.35556
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1683.0049
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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