Hooke inquired whether Leeuwenhoek would accept election to the Royal Society

Date: 
February 2, 1680

On January 23, 1680 Old Style February 2, 1680 New Style, Hooke wrote to Leeuwenhoek, asking whether he would be interested in become a fellow of the Royal Society.

I doe much wonder that your name is not in the list of the Royall Society. especially since I find Mr. Oldenburgh Received the favour of soe many excellent communications from you. If I thought it would be gratefull to you I would propound you at the meeting as a candidate, If you please to let me know your thoughts of it by your next I shall regulate my self accordingly and give you a speedy account there of. there will be nothing of charge to you upon that account and I doubt not of effecting it if you desire it.

Document: 

MS. Sloane 1039, f. 172, British Museum, London

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