Antonio Magliabechi wrote to Leeuwenhoek about a packet of books that had arrived

Date: 
July 8, 1696

This is another lost letter from Magliabechi to Leeuwenhoek.

Modena: The editors of vol. 12 of Alle de Brieven / Collected Letters (Letter 173 of 28 August 1696, p. 49, n. 8) speculate that Leeuwenhoek is referring to pages from the Giornale de' Letterati, which was printed in Modena.

Document: 

On 28 August 1696, Leeuwenhoek wrote to Magliabechi,

A few days ago I received Your very kind and welcome Letter of the 8th of July and also the pages printed at Modena; through this generous communication you will always find me indebted and most grateful to Your Illustrious Name. From this later letter of Yours I learned, inter alia, that you had already notified me before in a letter that the said packet of books, sent by me to Leghorn to the Most Excellent Gentleman, had already been received by You.