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Reference numberEL/L1/9
LevelItem
TitleAntoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); Dutch tradesman and scientist
Date4 December 1674
DescriptionSigned autograph
Observations of the colour of the iris of the eye; the anatomy of the optic nerve; comments about English criticisms of his observations of the brain
Figure of the transverse section of an optic nerve of a cow is attached
Specimen of the optic nerve was attached to the letter
LanguageDutch
Extent6 sides
FormatManuscript
Place originDelft, South Holland, (United Provinces) Netherlands
Origin coordinates52.00667, 4.35556
Access statusOpen
Related materialFor summary see 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 11, p 134
Partial translation in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 10, no 117, p 378
Transcribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, part 1, p 188
'The van Leeuwenhoek specimens' by Brian Ford in 'Notes and Records', vol 36, no 1, pp 37-59
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/120c248f-9f85-4eef-9bc3-2aef2743e2a1
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8438Leeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist1632 - 1723
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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