Alex Petrie wrote to the Royal Society attesting to microbes in Leeuwenhoek's infusions

Date: 
August 30, 1677

Alex Petrie, pastor of the English Congregation in Delft, wrote in English to Royal Society. Leeuwenhoek sent a Dutch translation, too. "... that in so small a quantity of water I should see such vast number of those little animals."

Document: 

Enclosures with letter #33. Collected Letters, vol. 2, pp 257-271.

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