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Translation of a letter, from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Nehemiah Grew

Reference number: EL/L1/35

Date: 01 January 1678

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Observations of the sperm of dogs, rabbits, fish; discussion about fertilisation and the views of Regnier de Graaf and William Harvey about this; concerning the vessels in semen; observations of female reproductive organs; text refers to diagrams of spermatozoids as well as diagrams of hair of a polecat which are described. Diagrams no longer attached. See EL/L1/34 for original.

Reference number
EL/L1/35
Earliest possible date
01 January 1678
Page extent
7 pages
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Manuscript

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Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

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Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Translation of a letter, from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Nehemiah Grew, 01 January 1678, EL/L1/35, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/el_l1_35/translation-of-a-letter-from-antoni-van-leeuwenhoek-to-nehemiah-grew, accessed on 26 May 2024

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