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Reference numberEL/L3/79
LevelItem
TitleAntoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); Dutch tradesman and scientist
Date24 April 1705
DescriptionSigned autograph
Observations of a fern ('Polypodium interjectum' Shivas); observations of the seed capsules (sori), the sporangia (grouped within the sori) and spores (contained with the sporangia); experiment to open and close the sporangia
Read to the Royal Society on 9 May 1705
7 figures in red chalk attached
LanguageDutch
Extent8 sides
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialEnglish translation is EL/L3/80
Transcribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, vol 15, p 189
English translation printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 24, no 297, p 1868
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/4bb08e8a-e476-4cb5-b41d-edd680ff1fc8
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CodeNameDates
NA8438Leeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist1632 - 1723
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