Wrote letter of 1679-11-20 (AB 53) to Robert Hooke

Date: 
November 20, 1679
Standard reference information
AB/CL number: 
53
AB/CL volume: 
3

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 signed autograph on four quarto pages is in London, Royal Society (MS. 1875. L l. 46).


Leeuwenhoek wrote this letter to Hooke, copying his whole letter of November 14, 1679, to Velthuysen about gout and bladder stones. He added opening and closing paragraphs directed explicitly to Hooke.

This letter was not published during Leeuwenhoek's lifetime.