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Reference numberEL/L3/7
LevelItem
TitlePartial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); Dutch tradesman and scientist
Date1699
DescriptionQuotes from Dalenpatius's 'Nouvelles de la Republique des lettres' in which spermatozoa are described as having the shape of the human body. Leeuwenhoek disputes this with various arguments
Leeuwenhoek discovered spermatozoa in 1677. This letter no longer exists but a transcription and translation of observations of the discovery of living spermatozoids is printed in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', vol 2, p 277 and 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 12, no 142, p 1040.
LanguageEnglish
Extent10 sides
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialOriginal is EL/L3/6a
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/422b430a-2b48-4ed8-a727-c175e094a205
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NA8438Leeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist1632 - 1723
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