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Category: 11 – Correspondence sent and received in 1920

Letters between Frederick Smith and Fred Bullock, Secretary of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons [RCVS]. The main subject of discussion is editing of the fifth edition of Smith’s book ‘A Manual of Veterinary Physiology’ carried out by Smith, with the assistance of Bullock and his wife Janet. Fred Bullock assists Smith by sending copies of articles and publications, writing to individuals on Smith’s behalf, and proofreading. Other topics discussed include: Fred and Janet Bullock’s son, Wilfred; difficulties with Smith’s publishers Bailliere, Tindall & Cox, and H & W Brown regarding royalties, rights and lack of communication; review of Smith’s publications; Fred Bullock’s failed application for the post of Assistant Secretary at the Royal Society; Bullock’s work at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and Smith’s efforts to progress Bullock’s career; the Veterinary Surgeons 1881 Amendment Act; Smith leaving his papers to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons library; the veterinary profession, literature and education.

1 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 2 Jan 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: Bullock applying for post as Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, contact with Sir John M’Fadyean for a testimonial, and Smith writing to W B Hardy not Dr H K Anderson in support of Bullock; ‘British Medical Journal’;…

2 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 4 Jan 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: Bullock applying for post as Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; vitamins; rewriting chapter on nutrition in ‘Veterinary Physiology’; publishers H & W Brown; ‘Veterinary Review’ journal; abbreviation of names;…

3 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 8 Jan 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: acquisition of 2nd edition of Blundeville book by the Library of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; items missing from the Library, and destruction of material by Bullock’s predecessor; ‘Veterinary Physiology’; Smith leaving his books and papers to the College; Bullock’s wife Janet and Mrs Singer [Dorothea Waley Singer] …

4 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 27 Jan 1920

Smith writes regarding Bullock’s unsuccessful application for the role of Assistant Secretary at the Royal Society. He also mentions Bullock purchasing a house, and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Library moving premises.

5 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 1 Feb 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: publishers Bailliere, Tindall & Cox; article from ‘The Morning Post’; Smith advising Bullock not to purchase a work by Caracciolo unless he can afford it; payment of subscriptions to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; Bullock’s house; proofreading Smith’s ‘Veterinary Physiology’; …

6 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 4 Feb 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: articles in the ‘British Medical Journal’ and ‘Edinburgh Review’; Reverend Stephen Hales; Markham’s ‘Faithfull Farrier’; reviews of Smith’s ‘Early History of Veterinary Literature’; Museum of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons;…

7 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 9 Feb 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: rewriting the chapter on the muscular system for ‘Veterinary Physiology’; work by Gervase Markham at auction; Bullock awarded the Nichan Iftikhar honour by Tunisia; Mrs Singer, [Dorothea Waley Singer]; publishers H & W Brown…

8 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 11 Feb 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: reviewing work of Wood & Marshall; Bailliere, Tindall & Cox publishers; work by [O.C.] Bradley; rewriting the chapter on the muscular system for ‘Veterinary Physiology’. Enclosures are mentioned, but not found at time of cataloguing.

9 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 15 Feb 1920

Smith writes regarding Bullock’s son Wilfred being ill. He also mentions O C Bradley’s book ‘The Limbs of the Horse’, and an article in the Edinburgh Review regarding [Reverend Stephen?] Hales; Janet Bullock reviewing Marshall; sales of veterinary literature in Britain; Dr Edwin Deller[?]; veterinary literature by Bracken and Mascall added to collection of the Library at Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons;…

10 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 19 Feb 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: health of Bullock’s son Wilfred; Bullock and his wife Janet meeting Mrs Singer [Dorothea Waley Singer?]; Janet editing Smith’s work; rewriting the chapter on the muscular system for ‘Veterinary Physiology’; reviewing work by Marshall; O C Bradley’s ‘The Limbs of the Horse’…