Wrote Letter 15 of 1676-04-21 (AB 22) to Henry Oldenburg

Date: 
April 21, 1676
Standard reference information
Cole's number: 
15
AB/CL number: 
22
AB/CL volume: 
2

Text of the letter in the original Dutch and in English translation from Alle de Brieven. The Collected Letters at the DBNL - De Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren


Leeuwenhoek wrote this letter to Henry Oldenburg about movement of liquid in ash and other trees; little animals in wine; cinnamon and taste.

Since then I have received through Mr. Constantine Huygens some of the Transactions, and your welcome letter of Febr. 10th.

On 1676-05-01, Huygens wrote to Oldenburg (translation from the French from Correspondence):

Mr. Leeuwenhoek has fixed me up with a copy of no. 119 so that my volume 9 is complete up to no. 121 inclusive ... I have put no. 100 in Vol. 8, so that you have nothing further to worry about concerning the past.

Leeuwenhoek wrote this letter two months after the previous letter at the end of February. For the past year, Oldenburg had replied to a letter soon after his received it. After the February letter, however, Oldenburg had not written, so Leeuwenhoek began this one:

My last letter was that of Febr. 22nd, in which I told you about my observations and opinion concerning hair. I shall be glad to hear in what respect I differ from or agree with Mr. Hooke.

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