- de Meij
- de Molijn
- van den Berch
- Hogenhouck family
- Civic career
- Scientific career
- Delft in Holland
The Bibliography lists the sources chronologically, by default. The oldest documents on the first couple of pages have most of the sources used on this web. Other helpful archives inventoried by the Gemeentearchief:
- Oude en Nieuwe Gasthuis no 97
- van der Lely collectie no 176
- Laken- en saaihal no 190
- Zusterhuis no 200
- Nicolaas gilde Delft no 243
- Diletto ed Arme no 309
- St. Hippolytusparochie no 438
- Kamer van Charitate no 447
- Familie van der Dussen no 467
in addition, there are relevant documents in the archives of nearby cities:
- den Haag, both municipal and national
The most helpful source is a long article in Dutch, (Van) Leeuwenhoek by E.W. van den Burg and G.J. Leeuwenhoek. It is the result of an exhaustive search of the city archives of Delft, Rotterdam, and Den Haag. They reference hundreds of documents mentioning Leeuwenhoek, his immediate ancestors, and the members of his extended family through to the end of the 1700's and up to today. It is available online.
Some of the dates in the van den Burg article, based on recently examined city records and used here, disagree with Dobell's dates.
The next most helpful source is another article in Dutch, Leeuwenhoek's afkomst en jeugd (Leeuwenhoek's origins and youth) by W. H. van Seters. It goes deep into the van den Berch and Hogenhouck families on Leeuwenhoek's mother's side.