Angelus van Wikhuysen

Other name: 
Angolus, Daniels, Wijkhuizen
friend and correspondent from Zeeland
after 1714

physician from Middelburg in Zealand, who visited L. several times, usually in the summer. Presumably, most of their correspondence is lost.

In this letter, he requests Leeuwenhoek’s opinion on the origin of flies from a dead caterpillar. He encloses the flies’ cocoon, but has lost the caterpillar.

Leeuwenhoek wrote a letter to him in 1707 that is lost but was quoted in Letter L-457 of 25 July 1707.