image EL_L3_31_Fig
Image number: RS.15792
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Salt crystals

Date

21 June 1701

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p9

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 118mm
width (page): 175mm

Subject

Description

Three figures in a letter from Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to John Chamberlayne.

Figs 1-3: salt particles that Leeuwenhoek found in boiled rain water.

Object history

The Journal Book mentions on 9 July 1701, 'A Letter was read from Mr Leeuwenhoek to Dr. Sloane, concerning many Microscopical Observations about Glasses, &c' (JBO/10/224).

The letter and images are published in:
A. Leeuwenhoek, ‘Concerning the cause of the different tastes of waters and edge of razors’, Phil. Trans. vol. 22, no. 273 (August 1701), pp. 899-903.

Related Fellows

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723, Dutch), Naturalist
John Chamberlayne (1661-1723, British), Author

Associated place

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