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Authorised form of nameLeeuwenhoek; Antoni van (1632 - 1723); naturalist
Other forms of nameLeeuwenhoeck, Antoni van; van Leeuwenhoek, Antoni
Leuvenhoek, Antoni van
SurnameLeeuwenhoek
ForenamesAntoni van
Dates1632 - 1723
NationalityDutch
Dates and placesBirth:
Delft, Netherlands (24 October 1632)
Death:
Delft, Netherlands (26 August 1723)
ActivityProfession:
Civil servant
Merchant
Research Field:
Natural sciences, microscopy
Education:
School at Warmond, near Leyden; apprenticed to a cloth merchant in Amsterdam (1648)
Career:
Shopkeeper in Delft; became Usher to the Aldermen of municipality of Delft (1660); visited the chalk hills of Gravesend and Rochester, Kent (1668); appointed Surveyor to the Court of Holland (1669); Chief Warden of Delft (1677); Wine Gauger (or Inspector of Weights and Measures) in Delft (1679); scientific life began circa 1671, when he constructed simple microscopes to inspect the quality of cloth, grinding some 550 lenses, the best of which were not surpassed until the nineteenth century; communicated his observations by letters to other scientists and amateurs (including 190 to the Royal Society); made his most important discovery in 1674, when he recognized the true nature of micro-organisms; with Malpighi and Grew, one of the founders of the study of plant anatomy; received visits from many eminent people including Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (FRS 1673) and James II (FRS 1665)
Memberships:
Foreign correspondent, Academie Royale des Sciences (1699)
Medals:
Silver medal from the Louvain College of Professors (1716)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
29/01/1680
Proposers:
William Croone
RelationshipsSon of Philips Thoniszoon, basket maker of Leeuwenhoek, Delft, and Margriet Jacobsdochter van den Berch. Took his surname "Lion's Corner" from the corner house near Leeuwenport (Lion's Gate) at Delft, which was owned Philips Thonioszoon
Married: 1) Barbara, daughter of Elias de Mey, serge merchant, of Norwich, Norfolk on 29 July 1654; had five children, of whom only Maria survived her father 2) Cornelia, daughter of Johannes Swalmius, Calvinist Minister at Valkenburg, near Leyden on 25 January 1671
General contextLetters which included samples as found by Brian Ford are EL.L.1.4, EL.L.1.9, EL.L.2.1, EL.L.2.16
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; Hunter
Authority:
Altname from Hunter and DSB
References:
Derek Hull, 'Early Microscopists', review of Edward G Ruestow, The Microscope in the Dutch Republic: The Shaping of Discovery in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 339-340
R V Jones, review of Brian J Ford, The Leeuwenhoek Legacy in NR 1992 vol 46 pp 189-190
L C Palm, 'Leeuwenhoek and Other Dutch Correspondents of the Royal Society' in NR 1989 vol 43 pp 191-207
A R Hall, 'Chairman's Remarks' in NR 1989 vol 43 pp 97-98
A R Hall, 'The Leeuwenhoek Lecture, 1988. Antoni van Leeuwenhoek 1632-1723' in NR 1989 vol 43 pp 249-273, plate
Brian J Ford, 'The Leeuwenhoekiana of Clifford Dobell (1886-1949)' in NR 1986-87 vol 41 pp 95-105
Brian J Ford, 'The Van Leeuwenhoek Specimens' in NR 1981-82 vol 36 pp 37-59, plate
E N da C Andrade, 'The Birth and Early Days of the Philosophical Transactions' in NR 1965 vol 20 pp 9-27
C S S, 'The Society's Library' in NR 1938 vol 1 pp 21-27
B Heap, 'From the dust of the Earth? Things come to life: spontaneous generation revisited by Henry Harris' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 107-108
J S Rowlinson, 'Gases and liquids. How fluids unmix: discoveries by the school of Van der Waals and Kamerlingh Onnes, by J L Sengers' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 255-256
H Gest, 'The Discovery of Microorganisms by Robert Hooke and Antoni von Leeuwenhoek, Fellows of the Royal Society' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 187-201
Notes:
Election diploma and letter by Thomas Gale in RBO VI.358.
Royal Society codeNA8438
Archives associated with this Fellow
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EL/L4/64Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society 1721
EL/L4/60Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society9 January 1720
EL/L1/2Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg7 April 1674
EL/L2/41Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society16 September 1692
EL/L3/47Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society25 December 1702
EL/L1/21Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Henry Oldenburg1676
EL/L2/28Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1691
EL/L2/14Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society9 September 1687
EL/L1/79Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society22 January 1686
EL/L3/44Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society28 April 1702
EL/L4/71Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society13 June 1722
EL/L3/51Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society26 February 1703
EL/L4/18Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society6 December 1707
EL/L3/2Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1697
EL/L4/65Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society11 April 1721
EL/L4/42Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society1 March 1712
EL/L2/30Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1692
EL/M3/27Arnold Marcel, nephew of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, to the Royal Society13 February 1732
EL/L4/39Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to James Petiver1711
EL/L2/42aAntoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Richard Waller1 July 1693
EL/L4/35Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society1710
EL/L4/46Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society10 June 1712
EL/L4/40Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society22 September 1711
EL/L4/22Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society28 August 1708
EL/L1/26Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Henry Oldenburg1677
EL/L4/12Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society25 July 1707
EL/L1/51Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke1680
EL/L4/79Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society13 June 1722
EL/L2/9Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society1686
EL/L4/44Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society12 April 1712
EL/L1/56Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society13 May 1680
EL/L4/72Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society 1722
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EL/L1/42Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Nehemiah Grew13 June 1679
P/0209Portrait of Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van
EL/L4/84Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to James Jurin19 March 1723
EL/L1/35Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Nehemiah Grew1678
EL/L4/61Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society 1720
EL/L1/3Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg16 April 1674
EL/L4/51Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Hans Sloane12 October 1713
EL/L3/34Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Hans Sloane1701
IM/005319Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van1994
EL/L3/81Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society25 May 1705
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EL/L4/38Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to James Petiver18 August 1711
EL/L4/82Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society 1722
EL/L4/23Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1708
EL/L1/40Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Nehemiah Grew25 April 1679
EL/L2/48Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Richard Waller12 February 1694
EL/L3/6Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1698
EL/L2/34Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1692
EL/L1/74Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society23 January 1685
EL/L3/59Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1704
EL/L1/6Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg7 September 1674
EL/L3/35Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society2 August 1701
EL/L4/83Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to James Jurin20 November 1722
EL/L3/14Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Hans Sloane1700
EL/L2/21Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society3 August 1688
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EL/L2/54Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Hans Sloanend
EL/L2/18Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society1687
EL/L1/8Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg19 October 1674
EL/L1/39Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Nehemiah Grew1678
EL/L1/36Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Nehemiah Grew31 May 1678
EL/L1/76Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society13 July 1685
EL/L1/30Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Henry Oldenburg1677
EL/L1/61Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Thomas Gale28 September 1680
EL/L1/24Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg30 October 1676
EL/L4/26Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Hans Sloane10 September 1709
EL/L1/23Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Henry Oldenburg1676
EL/L3/6aPart of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society9 June 1699
EL/L1/78Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1685
EL/L1/71Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Francis Aston14 April 1684
EL/L2/19Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society25 May 1688
EL/L1/33Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke14 January 1678
EL/L1/28Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Henry Oldenburg1677
EL/L2/15Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1687
EL/L2/3Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society14 May 1686
EL/L1/18Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg21 April 1676
EL/L2/7Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society1686
EL/L1/38Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Nehemiah Grew27 September 1678
EL/L4/16Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society22 November 1707
EL/L1/43Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Lambert van Velthuysen1679
EL/L2/35Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Richard Waller22 April 1692
EL/L1/54Summary of letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Thomas Gale13 May 1680
EL/L4/36Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society6 June 1710
EL/L2/17Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society28 November 1687
EL/L2/13Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society11 July 1687
EL/L2/45Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Richard Waller8 December 1693
EL/L2/52Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Richard Waller26 May 1694
EL/L4/41Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society 1711
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EL/L2/5Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1686
EL/L2/39Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society12 August 1692
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EL/L2/40Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1692
EL/L3/76Copy of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Antonio Magliabechi12 March 1705
EL/L3/52Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1703
EL/L3/71aPartial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1704
EL/L3/32Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to John Chamberlayne1701
EL/L4/78Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society 1722
EL/L2/29Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society4 January 1692
EL/L2/36Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Richard Waller1692
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EL/L1/77aPartial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Societynd
EL/L2/42Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Richard Waller19 January 1694
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EL/L2/48aLetter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society24 January 1694
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EL/L3/18Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Hans Sloane1700
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EL/L3/24Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Hans Sloane1700
EL/L3/45Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1702
EL/L3/39Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to John Somers1701
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EL/L3/65Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1704
EL/L4/70Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to James Jurin1722
EL/L3/73Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to John Chamberlayne1705
EL/L3/80Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society24 April 1705
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EL/L4/50Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society 1712
EL/L1/63Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke1680
EL/L4/87Posthumous letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to James Jurin1723
EL/L4/66Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society 1721
EL/L3/27Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Hans Sloane1701
EL/L3/37Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Hans Sloane6 December 1701
EL/L4/19Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1707
EL/L3/22Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Hans Sloane1700
EL/L4/52Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Heinsius1713
EL/L4/32Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to John Chamberlayne1709
EL/L4/76Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society 1722
EL/H3/57Robert Hooke, dated at Gresham College, to Antoni van Leeuwenhoek18 April 1678
EL/L4/85Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society31 May 1723
EL/H3/73Robert Hooke's translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek1680
EL/W3/89Richard Waller to Antoni van Leeuwenhoek1714
EL/W3/87Richard Waller, dated at London, to Antoni van Leeuwenhoek22 June 1714
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EL/L4/75Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society21 April 1722
EL/L1/66Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke4 April 1682
EL/L4/19aAntoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society1707
EL/L1/59Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke14 June 1680
RBO/8/65Concerning the circulation of blood in tadpoles from a letter of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek1699
EL/H3/69Robert Hooke, dated at Gresham College, to Antoni van Leeuwenhoek10 March 1682
EL/L1/10Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg22 January 1675
EL/L1/50Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke13 February 1680
EL/L1/45Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke13 October 1679
EL/L4/81Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society7 July 1722
EL/L1/60Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke9 August 1680
EL/L1/20Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg29 May 1676
EL/L1/25Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg23 March 1677
EL/L1/9Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg4 December 1674
EL/L1/68Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Christopher Wren16 July 1683
EL/L1/52Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke5 April 1680
EL/L1/53Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Thomas Gale13 May 1680
EL/L1/44Extract of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Lambert van Velthuysen11 July 1679
EL/L4/7Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to John Chamberlayne17 May 1707
EL/L1/55Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke13 May 1680
EL/L2/55Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society10 July 1696
EL/L4/5Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society1 June 1706
EL/L2/46Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society20 December 1693
EL/L2/24Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society7 September 1688
EL/L2/25Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society1 April 1689
EL/L2/31Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society1 February 1692
EL/L4/10Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society12 July 1707
EL/L3/31Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to John Chamberlayne21 June 1701
EL/L3/13Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Hans Sloane2 January 1700
EL/L1/69Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Francis Aston17 September 1683
EL/L3/17Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Hans Sloane9 July 1700
EL/L4/53Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society22 June 1714
EL/L3/23Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Hans Sloane26 October 1700
EL/L3/60Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society1 February 1704
IM/002240Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van1994
IM/002691Leeuwenhoek, Antoni Vannd
EL/L1/57Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Thomas Gale14 June 1680
P/0208Portrait of Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van1686
IM/002696Leeuwenhoek, Antoni Van2002
EL/S2/17Hans Sloane to Antoni van Leeuwenhoek13 October 1713
EL/H3/54Robert Hooke to Antoni van Leeuwenhoek1 February 1677
EL/L3/11Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society25 September 1699
EL/L3/21Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Hans Sloane7 September 1700
RBO/11/53'A Computation of the Size and number of Animalcules in Adams Seminal Vessels according to the Theory of generation established by Leeuwenhoek, Doctor Garden and others..'1722
EL/L4Early Letters L4 (Leeuwenhoek)1707-1723
RBO/11/107Account of Leeuwenhoek's microscopes and how he made them by Martin Folkes1723
IM/002694/69Leeuwenhoek, Antoni Vannd
EL/L2Early Letters L2 (Leeuwenhoek)1686-1696
IM/005910Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van2002
EL/L1/67Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Christopher Wren22 January 1683
IM/005322Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van1994
IM/005320Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van1994
EL/L3/46Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to John Chamberlayne8 December 1702
EL/L3/56Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society4 December 1703
IM/005318Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van1994
IM/005317Leeuwenhoek, Antoni vannd
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EL/L4/59Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society 1720
IM/005321Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van1994
EL/L4/34Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1710
EL/L2/10Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society9 May 1687
EL/L3/28aPartial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Hans Sloane1701
CLP/2/17Paper, 'Some Account of Mr Leeuwenhoek's curious microscopes lately presented to the Royal Society' by Martin Folkes[1724]
LBO/8/144Copy letter fromFrancis Aston, Gresham College, to Anthoni van Leewenhoeck17 March 1682/1683
LBO/11A/18Copy extract of a letter from Anthoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1686
LBO/15/64Copy letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society26 October 1714
LBO/13/71Copy letter from Anthoni van Leeuwenhoek, Delft, Holland 6 December 1701
EL/L1/19Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek 1676
EL/L1Early Letters L1 (Leeuwenhoek)1674-1686
EL/L1/49Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke12 January 1680
EL/L1/41Copy of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Constantine Huygens 20 May 1679
EL/L1/48Translations of letters from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek 1680
EL/L1/47Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke16 January 1680
NLB/65/91Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Abraham] Schierbeek; Verhulststraat 14, Gravenhage, Holland26 July 1923
CLP/20/89Paper, Concerning [Antoni van] Leeuwenhoeck's letters and the microscope by Robert Hooke17th century
EL/L4/24Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society9 October 1708
MOB/012Microscope after Antoni van Leeuwenhoek20th century
MOB/013Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's specimensc.1687
EL/L2/2Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1686
EL/L3/29Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society21 June 1701
EL/L4/77Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society1 May 1722
EL/L1/65Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert HookeMarch 1682
EL/L3/3Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society10 September 1697
EL/L1/11Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg11 February 1675
EL/L1/27Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg14 May 1677
EL/L3/25Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Hans Sloane25 December 1700
EL/L2/33Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society7 March 1692
EL/L3/50Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1703
EL/L3/38Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to John Somers6 December 1701
EL/L3/77Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society27 March 1705
EL/L1/22Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg9 October 1676
DM/5/102A list of benefactors to the Museum, to the value of £5 or upwards at one time c.1737
EL/L2/50Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society19 March 1694
EL/L4/80Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society 1722
EL/L2/11Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society1687
EL/L1/64Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke4 November 1681
EL/L4/48Copy of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Heinsius1712
EL/L1/37Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Nehemiah Grew1678
EL/L1/16aAntoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg22 January 1676
EL/L1/16Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg20 December 1675
EL/L1/34Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Nehemiah Grew18 March 1678
EL/L2/8Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society4 April 1686
EL/L2/26Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1689
EL/L2/53Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Richard Waller14 September 1694
EL/L2/27Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society27 November 1691
EL/L2/32Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society1692
EL/L3/4Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1697
EL/L2/56Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1696
EL/L3/7Partial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1699
EL/L3/15Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Hans Sloane14 June 1700
EL/L3/40Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society20 December 1701
EL/L3/5Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society9 May 1698
EL/L3/19Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Hans Sloane27 July 1700
EL/L3/26Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Hans Sloane28 January 1701
EL/L3/36Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1701
EL/L3/57Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1703
EL/L3/48Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1702
EL/L3/41Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1701
EL/L3/63Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1704
EL/L3/61Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1704
EL/L3/58Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society8 January 1704
EL/L3/68aPartial translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to John Chamberlayne1704
EL/L3/72Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to John Chamberlayne3 March 1705
EL/L3/85Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1705
EL/L4/13Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society1707
EL/L4/19bTranslation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1707
EL/L4/69Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to James Jurin1 May 1722
EL/L1/39aPhotocopy of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Nehemiah Grew21 February 1679
EL/L3/33Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Hans Sloane21 June 1701
EL/L3/30Translation of a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society1701
EL/L3/83Translated extract from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Francisco Cornaro, Ambassador of Venice to Queen Anne of Great Britain, France and Ireland 18 December 1705
EL/H3/112Johannes Hoogvliet, dated at Delft, to James Jurin1723
EL/W3/80Richard Waller to Antoni van LeeuwenhoekFebruary 1714
IM/005337Baker, Henrynd
EL/L3/66Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society16 September 1704
EL/L1/29Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg5 October 1677
EL/L1/75Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society30 March 1685
EL/L3/74Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society3 March 1705
EL/L1/77Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society12 October 1685
EL/L1/72Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society25 July 1684
EL/L3/28Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Hans Sloane15 April 1701
EL/L1/32Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to William Brouncker16 October 1677
EL/L3/68Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to John Chamberlayne3 October 1704
EL/L3/62Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society21 March 1704
EL/L4/31Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to John Chamberlayne22 November 1709
EL/L4/3Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society20 April 1706
EL/L1/7Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg7 September 1674
EL/L2/23Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society24 August 1688
EL/L2/1Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society2 April 1686
EL/L2/37Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society24 July 1682
EL/L2/12Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society13 June 1687
EL/L4/1Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society19 March 1706
EL/L3/42Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society14 February 1702
EL/L3/64Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society22 July 1704
EL/L1/5Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg6 July 1674
EL/L1/1Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg15 August 1673
EL/L1/4Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg1 June 1674
EL/L2/16Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to the Royal Society17 October 1687
EL/L1/62Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Robert Hooke12 November 1680
IM/005315Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van1994
EL/L1/13Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to Henry Oldenburg26 March 1675
EL/L1/15Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Deflt, to Henry Oldenburg14 August 1675
EL/L4/29Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, dated at Delft, to John Chamberlayne10 September 1709
IM/005248Leeuwenhoek, Antoni Van1994
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