Record

Reference numberEL/L4/29
LevelItem
TitleAntoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to John Chamberlayne
Date10 September 1709
DescriptionSigned autograph
Concerning Leeuwenhoek's razor for shaving - theory why razors become blunt in cold weather; observations of the particles of steel on the edge of a razor
LanguageDutch
Extent6 sides
FormatManuscript
NotesThere are no items EL/L4/27 or EL/L2/28, the preceeding item in this volume is EL/L4/26
Access statusOpen
Related materialEnglish translation see EL/L4/30
EL/L1/17 for figure of Leeuwenhoek's hair from shaving
English translation printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 26, no 324, p 493
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8438Leeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist1632 - 1723
NA6747Chamberlayne; John (c 1666 - 1723)c 1666 - 1723
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