Wrote Letter L-116 of 1682-03-03 to Robert Hooke about muscle fibres, hair, the cell nucleus in the erythrocytes of fishes, the liver of salmons, beards of oysters, and the structure and growth of oyster shell

March 3, 1682
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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 eleven quarto pages, written and signed by Leeuwenhoek, is preserved along with seven red chalk and ink drawings at the Royal Society (MS. 1894. Early Letters L1.65.). The drawings are pasted onto four quarto pages.

Robert Hooke published an extract from this letter in Philosophical Collections, no. 5, dated February 1682. See Publication history below.