Reference numberLBO/14/42
Alternative reference numberLBO/14/107
TitleCopy letter from Richard Beauvoir, the Hague
Date11 September 1705
Description ' Last week Monsieur Valkeneer and I past a whole afternoon with Mr Lewenheck [Leeuwenhoeck] at Delft he was very communicative with us and shewed us all his Silver Opticks, which he keeps in a small China Cabinet, he calld his Daughter to us, that speaks a little French; he has put in his will that the Cabinet he leaveth to the Royall Societie to be delivered by her or his heirs etc.'
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