Royal Society read Letter L-570 of 27 June 1721, two years after it was written, about beans and peas

April 1, 1723

The date is New Style, which was eleven days ahead of the Old Style date of 16 June 1721 used in London.

John Chamberlayne made the translation of the letter, which had been written nearly two years before on 27 June 1721.


Royal Society, Journal Book, vol. 13, p. 272-73. The Journal Book has a long, detailed summary of the letter that ends,

Mr. Leeuwenhoeck was ordered thanks for his Letter and Mr. Chamberlain the same for his Trouble in translating it.