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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.

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

Smith writes about various subjects including: anthracite stoves; Janet Bullock reviewing Marshall; Smith making arrangements for after his death; progress of Bullock’s son Wilfred; Dr [Charles?] Singer and his wife, Dorothea Waley Singer; Royal Society of Medicine[?]; rewriting chapter on animal heat for ‘Veterinary Physiology’; literature on veterinary physiology; article on Reverend Stephen Hales in ‘Edinburgh Review’…

12 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 24 Feb 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: Bullock’s help with writing about muscle tone for ‘Veterinary Physiology’; the Bullocks’ meeting with Dr Charles Singer and his wife Dorothea Waley Singer; Royal Society of Medicine; injury of Sir John M’Fadyean; physiological works by W M Bayliss; Gabriel Colin and the Alfort Veterinary School,…

13 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 26 Feb 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: purchasing article on muscle tone by Sherrington in ‘Brain’ journal; literature on physiology; letter from Mrs Singer [Dorothea Waley Singer]; writing a review of ‘Physiology of Farm Animals’ by T B Wood and F H A Marshall…

14 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 29 Feb 1920

Smith writes regarding his struggle to understand the term ‘tonus’ and the article ‘Postural activity of muscle and nerve’ by C S Sherrington, from the journal ‘Brain’. Smith also mentions a catalogue of veterinary manuscripts collected by Dr Charles Singer, copied out for Smith by Janet Bullock [catalogued at FS/1/1/2/12]; writing a review of ‘Physiology of Farm Animals’ by T B Wood and F H A Marshall; the veterinary school at Cambridge; typewriting paper; ‘Edinburgh Review’ article on Stephen Hales…

15 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 7 Mar 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: rewriting the chapter on the muscular system for ‘Veterinary Physiology; writing a review of ‘Physiology of Farm Animals’ by T B Wood and F H A Marshall; Cambridge School of Agriculture; ‘Discovery’ journal[?]; English attitude to science; writing paper; Veterinary Surgeons Act 1881 Amendment Act 1920; existing unqualified practioners; Hobday acquiring a photograph of Gabriel Colin[?]; review of ‘Veterinary History of the War in South Africa’; …

16 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 8 Mar 1920

Smith writes regarding Bullock sending a draft document to him by mistake. He thanks Bullock for the ‘Edinburgh Review’, and mentions a man called Banbury who ‘hates us’ [the veterinary profession?]. Enclosures are mentioned, but not found at time of cataloguing.

17 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 9 Mar [1920]

Smith writes about various subjects including: the ‘Probe’; ‘Registered Men’ [existing practioners]; Smith rejected for election to Royal Society; sending copies of ‘Veterinary History of the War in South Africa’ for review; Bullock writing to Wilkinson; printers blocks of illustration of Gabriel Colin; Hobday; rewriting the chapter on the nervous system for Smith’s ‘Veterinary Physiology’.

18 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 11 Mar 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: sending copies of ‘Veterinary History of the War in South Africa’ to various institutions, including the ‘Morning Post’, in hope of a review; the House of Commons; the Royal Society; Cambridge School of Agriculture;…

19 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 14 Mar 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: Cambridge School of Agriculture; sending copy of ‘Veterinary History of War in South Africa’ for review in ‘The Morning Post’; Veterinary Surgeons Act (1881) Amendment Act 1920; writing paper; ‘Journal of Physiology’; translation from French…

20 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 14 Mar 1920

Smith writes about rewriting the chapter on the nervous system for his ‘Veterinary Physiology’. He mentions the Lucas theory[?] of nerve impulses; and articles in the ‘British Medical Journal’ and ‘Journal of Physiology’…