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Translation of letters, from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek [to the Royal Society]

Reference number: EL/L1/48

Date: 01 January 1680


Letter to Robert Hooke stating that he received the volumes of 'Philosophical Collections'; further discussion of living organisms in pepper-water and ginger-water (Original is EL/L1/47)
Letter to Constantine Huygens concerning the size of particles of water and the size of micro-organisms to a grain of sand. Mathematical formulae attached. Leeuwenhoek's copy in Dutch is EL/L1/41.

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01 January 1680
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Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

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Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Translation of letters, from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek [to the Royal Society], 01 January 1680, EL/L1/48, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 21 July 2024

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