By Lodewijk C. Palm
In quantity XVI of The accrued Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 25 letters of Van Leeuwenhoek were incorporated, them all written from July 1707 to June 1712. The letters have been written to 6 particular addressees. the bigger half used to be addressed to the Royal Society in London normally (sixteen letters); and to 3 of its fellows specifically: John Chamberlayne (280, and 281), who translated the letters of Van Leeuwenhoek for the Royal Society, Hans Sloane (297), and James Petiver (287). 5 letters have been addressed to Anthonie Heinsius, Grand Pensionary of Holland, who used to be drawn to Van Leeuwenhoek's paintings till his loss of life in 1720.
The correspondence amassed during this quantity indicates the lasting curiosity evinced by way of the Royal Society in Van Leeuwenhoek's paintings. this could swap in later years. not one of the letters revealed the following were published in Leeuwenhoek's personal time, both in Dutch or in Latin. Fifteen letters to the Royal Society have been kind of thoroughly released in an English translation within the Society's Philosophical Transactions. This was once additionally performed with letters to Chamberlayne (280, and 281), and the letter to Petiver (287). The letters to Heinsius, Sloane, and Letter 285 haven't been released past. Of all letters released right here the Dutch texts are actually for the 1st time to be had in a broadcast edition.
Every quantity within the sequence includes the texts within the unique Dutch and an English translation. the nice variety of matters studied by way of Van Leeuwenhoek is mirrored in those letters: tools to degree water; pulmonary illnesses; experiments on the subject of the answer of gold and silver; salt crystals and grains of sand; botanical paintings, equivalent to duckweed and germination of orange pips; descriptions on protozoa; blood; spermatozoa; and well-being and hygiene, for instance and harmfulness of tea and low and some great benefits of cleansing teeth.
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The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 16 by Lodewijk C. Palm