Robert Hooke read part of Letter L-096 of 1680-01-12 about the structure of wood

January 25, 1680

At the meeting of the Royal Society on 15/25 January 1680 (O.S./N.S.):


Birch, History, vol. IV, p. 3

Mr. Hooke produced the translation of a long letter, which he had received from Mr. LEEWENHOECK, written in Low Dutch; together with several curious draughts of small pieces of wood observed in the microscope; as also the letter itself. A part of this translation was read, and the delineations examined, wherein were explained the several vessels and curious contexture of the parts of wood. The remaining part was refered to the next meeting.