Record

Reference numberEL/L3/8
LevelItem
TitleAntoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society
CreatorLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632-1723); Dutch tradesman and scientist
Date23 June 1699
DescriptionSigned autograph
In response to Martin Lister's objections against Leeuwenhoek's theory on generation, he compares sperm to an apple pip from which a tree grows, ie that sperm have to reproduce
Read to the Royal Society on 28 June 1699
LanguageDutch
Extent6 sides
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialEnglish translation see EL/L3/9
Transcribed in JBO/10/134
Transcribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, vol 12, p 311
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
URLhttp://emlo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/profile/work/c7f247e0-2c56-4084-83e3-94420f5c12f9
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