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Letter, from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Robert Hooke, dated at Delft

Reference number: EL/L1/65

Date: 01 March 1682


Discussing fibres of muscles of mammals and fish; observations of hair-growth on Leeuwenhoek's hand; discovery of the nucleus in the erythrocytes of fish; discussing the structure and growth of oyster shells
Six figures in red chalk
Five copies of engravings
Transcribed and translated in 'Alle de brieven van Antoni van Leeuwenhoek', edited, illustrated and annotated by Committee of Dutch Scientists, vol 3, p 383
B&W negative, red chalk drawing of muscle fibre and fish erythrocytes, Box N101. IM/005321

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01 March 1682
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Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

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Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Letter, from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to Robert Hooke, dated at Delft, 01 March 1682, EL/L1/65, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 22 June 2024

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