Reference numberEL/L3/47
TitleAntoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); Dutch tradesman and scientist
Date25 December 1702
DescriptionSigned autograph
Observations of duckweed, its roots and reproduction; observations of ciliates, vorticellids and rotifera and the budding of hydra, an asexual form of procreation, all of which are attached to duckweed
Read to the Royal Society on 17 February 1702
7 red-chalk figures attached
Extent13 sides
Access statusOpen
Related materialEnglish translation see EL/L3/48
Transcribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, vol 14, p 159
English translation printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 23, no 283, p 1304
B&W negative of last page, Box N101.
CopiesDigital image
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8438Leeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist1632 - 1723
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