Henry Oldenburg wrote to Leeuwenhoek encouraging him and asking about the kind of salt he was observing

November 5, 1674

Oldenburg wrote this letter on 26 October 1674 in London.

He acknowledged receiving Leeuwenhoek's recent letters, relayed greetings from Robert Boyle, and again encouraged Leeuwenhoek to continue sending his observations. He also asked for clarification about what kind of salt Leeuwenhoek was observing.

Leeuwenhoek replied to this letter on Letter 8 of 1674-12-04 (AB 13).


The manuscript is missing; this letter was never published.