Wrote Letter 19 of 1677-03-23 (AB 31) to Henry Oldenburg

Date: 
March 23, 1677
Standard reference information
Cole's number: 
19
AB/CL number: 
31
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 his method of counting so vast a number of living Creatures in one drop of water. He also complained about not getting published.

The photo below of Leeuwenhoek's handwritten manuscript is from the first of the four volumes of Leeuwenhoek's original letters in the archives of the Royal Society. The photo was taken by Mike Peel < MikePeel.net > and is available on Wikimedia Commons.