The Royal Society read the second part of Leeuwenhoek's long letter of October 9, 1676

Date: 
February 8, 1677

According to Birch's History, vol. 3, p. 333, at their weekly meeting the Royal Society read the second part of Leeuwenhoek's long letter of October 9, 1676.

Mr. Oldenburg produced the sequel of Mr. Leewenhoeck's letter concerning the great plenty of very little animals observed in rain, well, sea, and snowwater; as also in water, in which pepper had lain infused.

The remainder of this paper was referred to another meeting; and the secretary was again desired to procure from Mr. Leewenhoeck his method of observing, that by making use of the same, the Society might be enabled to confirm his observations.