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Image number: RS.15806
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Cross sections, vessels and cells from cinnammon and cherry

Date

27 March 1705

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p13

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 226mm
width (page): 178mm

Subject

Description

Seven figures in a letter by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society.

Fig. 1: twig of cherry wood
Fig. 2: membrane from twig of cherry wood
Fig. 3: section of twig of birch wood
Figs A4 and B4: slices of bark from twig of a birch tree
Fig. 5: bark of cinnamon tree
Fig. 6: very small part of bark of cinnamon tree.

Object history

The Journal Book mentions on 25 April 1705, 'A Letter was Read from Mr Leeuwenhoeck concerning the Barks of Trees; it endeavors to prove that they are nourished by vessels from the Wood' (JBO/11/70).

Printed in A. Leeuwenhoek, ‘Concerning barks of tree’, Phil. Trans. vol. 24, no. 296 (February 1705), pp. 1843-55, figs 1-15.

Related Fellows

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723, Dutch), Naturalist

Associated place

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