Robert Hooke read the first part of Letter L-116 of 1682-03-03 about striated muscle fibres of mammals and fishes

March 11, 1682

Hooke printed this letter in Philosophical Collections, no. 5, p. 152.


Birch, History, vol. IV, p. 132, 1 March 1681/2 (O.S.) in London:

Mr. Hooke produced a long letter from Mr. Leewenhoeck containing an account of several curious observations and discoveries made with a microscope by himself. The letter being in Low Dutch was not read; but Mr. Hooke having translated half of it read it to the Society, wherein was an account of several curious discoveries relating to the fibrils, hair or small claws of muscles· He promised to translate the remaining part of this letter against the next meeting.