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Reference numberEL/L2/35
LevelItem
TitleLetter, from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Richard Waller, dated at Delft
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); Dutch tradesman and scientist
Date22 April 1692
DescriptionSigned autograph
Construction of an air pump and experiments with different liquids; finding chervil seeds, red currant seeds and small stones in three different samples of urine; discovery of a hog's hair in the skin of a child; pericarp and seed grain of wheat
Four figures in red chalk on separate sheet
English translation EL/L2/36
Transcribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, vol 9, p 3
LanguageDutch
Extent13p
FormatManuscript
Place originDelft, South Holland, (United Provinces) Netherlands
Origin coordinates52.00667, 4.35556
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Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueEL/L2/36
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/0ac65ed3-095a-4d02-b59e-5362b2597f30
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CodeNameDates
NA6739Waller; Richard (c1646 - 1715); natural philosopher and translatorc1646 - 1715
NA8438van Leeuwenhoek; Antoni (1632 - 1723); tradesman and microscopist1632 - 1723
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