Pieter Rabus wrote Letter L-288 to Leeuwenhoek about dowsing rods

May 16, 1696

Text of the letter in the original Dutch and in English translation from Alle de Brieven. The Collected Letters at the DBNL - De Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren, which is the version in De Boekzaal van Europe (May and June 1696), pp. 495-500. Dutch text available at ePistolarium

Account of a visit by a dowser and his son, who demonstrated the action of a divining-rod.