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Category: 01 – Correspondence sent and received in 1910

Letters between Frederick Smith and Fred Bullock, Secretary of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons [RCVS]. The main subject of discussion is research carried out by Smith, with Bullock’s assistance, regarding manuscript and literary sources of veterinary history during the sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This is presumably leading towards Smith’s publication of ‘Early History of Veterinary Literature’ in 1913. Particular topics of interest are: horse breeding and supply to the Royal family and Cavalry; laws and taxation relating to horses; the RCVS and its Library; Smith’s personal library; sources held at the Public Record Office on Chancery Lane.

1 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 2 Oct 1910

Smith writes on various research subjects including: Dame Juliana Berners, and her publications on hawking, hunting and heraldry; Martin Clifford; the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; J Astley and P Astley; and various other historical figures…

2 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 4 Nov 1910

Smith writes on various subjects including: Anthony Fitzherbert’s ‘The Boke of Husbandry’; various other historical veterinary literature; Smith’s book collection; research into horse breeding during the reign of Henry IV;…

3 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 7 Nov 1910

Smith writes on various subjects including: researching historical sources at the Public Record Office; research into a horse census carried out in Britain during Napoleonic War; ‘The Veterinarian’ journal; portrait of Thomas Turner by H W Pickersgill in the RCVS Council Chamber;…

4 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock, 8 Nov 1910

Bullock writes on various research subjects including: portrait of Turner by H W Pickersgill in the RCVS Council Chamber; horse breeding legislation during the reign of Henry VIII; horse bread; musters; records of horses purchased for the King 1798 to 1800…

5 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 9 Nov 1910

Smith writes on various research subjects including: legislation during the reign of Henry VIII; research of sources taken from Berenger [presumably Richard Berenger]; horse bread; Thomas Blundeville’s writing…

6 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock, 10 Nov 1910

Bullock writes on various subjects including: the results of Bullock’s research into horse bread and Elizabethan horse supply, from sources including Thomas Blundeville and Charles Hamilton Smith.

7 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock, 11 Nov 1910

Bullock writes on various subjects including: researching Close Rolls at the Public Record Office; a paper by Mr Huband; Biblical references.Enclosures are mentioned…

8 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 11 Nov 1910

Smith writes on various research subjects including: horse legislation during the reign of Henry VII; purchase and trade of horses during the reigns of Charles II, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I;…

9 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 14 Nov 1910

Smith writes on various research subjects including: cavalry of the Spanish Armada; veterinary authors of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries; plagiarism.

10 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock, 15 Nov 1910

Bullock writes on various research subjects including: horse breeding legislation during the reign of Henry VIII; cavalry during the reign of Elizabeth I. Enclosed is a typescript summary of two Acts of Henry VIII…