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Reference numberEL/L3/50
LevelItem
TitleTranslation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); Dutch tradesman and scientist
Date1703
DescriptionObservations of the colony-forming flagellate 'Anthophysa vegetans' from Delft canal water; observations of dissolving silver in aqua fortis (nitric acid and sulphuric acid) and gold in aqua regia (mixture of nitric acid and hydrochloric acid); observations of the forms in which gold is precipitated from the solution; reasons why there is little duckweed on the surface of water in cold weather
Translator mistakenly wrote that the letter was from John Chamberlayne
LanguageEnglish
Extent11 sides
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialOriginal is EL/L3/49
English translation printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 23, no 286, p 1430
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/2ad3e84b-7648-405c-91ce-4da64a93c94d
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NA8438Leeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist1632 - 1723
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