Wrote letter of 1720-01-09 (AB 354) to members of the Royal Society about muscle fibres and membranes of a cow, mites on the flesh of a whale, and the nerves around the muscle fibres and tendons of a cow

January 9, 1720
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Text of the letter in the original Dutch and in English translation in Alle de Brieven / The Collected Letters is not yet available at the DBNL - De Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren.

With this letter, the correspondence between L. and the Royal Society was re-established now that James Jurin had replaced Edmond Halley as editor of Philosophical Transactions. Leeuwenhoek ended the letter with a person postscript.

I made these discoveries towards the end of last year and put them down on paper in the beginning of January of this year. If there is something wanting there, you might kindly remember my very advanced years, which, if I come to celebrate my birthday this year, will be 88, and with health, I shall shortly send Your Honours some more of my discoveries.