Wrote Letter L-159 of 1685-07-13 to members of the Royal Society about reproduction of trees, transfer of nutrients, male and female trees, hazelnut, comparing reproduction of mammals with reproduction of plants, cross-breeding, and germination

July 13, 1685
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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.

The original manuscript on 13 quarto pages, written by a copyist and signed by Leeuwenhoek, is preserved at the Royal Society (MS. 1905. Early Letters L1.76).

An excerpt was published in Philosophical Transactions, vol. 17, no. 199, dated 30 April 1693. See Publication history below.