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

Cross sections, vessels and cells from cinnammon and cherry


27 March 1705


Unknown, Artist

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



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

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