James Jurin wrote to Arnoud van den Berch about the cabinet of microscopes

November 18, 1723

Arnout van den Bergh 1669 - 1733-08-04 was from a wealthy regent family in Rotterdam. He served on the vroedschap of Rotterdam from 1711 until 1733.

Parents: Isaack van den Bergh and Helena Leers

Siblings: Anna, Johanna, Helena, and Klara

Wife: Margareta van Eijk


MS. copy Wellcome MS. 6143

18 November 1723
Crane Court, London

Nov. 18th 1723

Worthy Sir,

The Box of Microscopes bequeathed by the late Excellent Mr Leeuwenhoek to the Royal Society, was safely brought over & deliver'd to them at one of their late meetings by your Cousin Mr Edens. The Society think themselves so much obliged to that Gentleman for the care he took of the safe conveying & delivering it, that he may at all times have access with the utmost freedom to satisfy his Curiosity With the sight of any thing in their possession. They have the same sense of their obligations to you, on account of the trouble you have been pleased to give your self in this affair, for wch I am commanded to return you your particular and hearty thanks. This I do wth the greatest pleasure, & am w'h due respect, sr,

Your most obedient humble Servant
J. Jurin, R.S. Secr