Henry Oldenburg wrote Letter L-055 to Leeuwenhoek relaying the compliments of the members of the Royal Society

April 20, 1677

Oldenburg wrote this letter on April 10 O.S., April 20 in Delft. It is known only by reference in Leeuwenhoek’s reply, Letter L-056 of 14 May 1677.

This letter is calendared as Letter 3088 in Hall and Hall, The Correspondence of Henry Oldenburg, vol. XIII, July 1676 – July 1681, p. 239.

Oldenburg’s previous letter to Leeuwenhoek is Letter L-053 of 4 March 1677. Leeuwenhoek’s next letter, Letter L-054 of 23 March 1677 responds to earlier letters of February and March; he never replies to the present letter. Oldenburg’s next and final letter to Leeuwenhoek before his death is Letter L-057 of 7 August 1677.


Letter 32 [20] L-056 of 14 May 1677 to Henry Oldenburg

Yours very pleasant of the 10th did reach me wherein I saw the courtesy of yourself and the philosophers for which I thank you by these present.