Francis Aston wrote to Leeuwenhoek about new Royal Society officers

March 17, 1683

Letter Book Original volume 8 pp. 304-305

Mr. Aston to Mr. Leewenhoeck
mentioning the receipt of his
Letter & the choice of Officers

I am to acknowledg the receipt of your last letter dated March 9th and am very glad of your Perseverance in making useful Observations about natural things, as Generation Colours etc which our Society will be very glad to partake of, as soon as you think fit to let them come forth of your hands. I have herewith sent you the Transactions from No. 137 to 142. And a Catalogue of this Society as it was printed the last November. But the President Councell and Secretary’s being then new chosen, I must inform you that Sr. John Hoskins is President in the place of Sr. Christ: Wren, and Secretary in the place of Mr. Hook.

The Transactions will be printed this year monthly beginning after n. 142, which I will take care to send you, when there are one or 2 more come out, in which will be some of your own Observations. I wish you all success in your Enquiries etc. Gresham College London March 17 SV 1682/3