Reference numberEL/L1/69
TitleLetter, from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Francis Aston, dated at Delft
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); tradesman and microscopist
Date17 September 1683
DescriptionSigned autograph
Further observations of saliva, Leeuwenhoek's method for cleaning his teeth and the discovery of bacteria in tartar; examination of spittle from people of different ages and sex; observations of nasal hairs and blackheads (comedones); concerning the structure of the epidermis and comparing scabs with fish scales; discussion of pores and calluses
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 119
English extract printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 14, no 159, p 568
English extract printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 17, no 197, p 646
B&W negative, text only, Box N101. IM/005322
Place originDelft, South Holland, (United Provinces) Netherlands
Origin coordinates52.00667, 4.35556
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1684.0030 DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1693.0012
Related records in the catalogueIM/005322
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA4559Aston; Francis (c1644 - 1715); courtierc1644 - 1715
NA8438van Leeuwenhoek; Antoni (1632 - 1723); tradesman and microscopist1632 - 1723
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