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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.

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

Smith writes regarding further information found about Samuel Butler and his work. He also mentions the Journal of Physiology, the Veterinary Surgeons Act (1881) Amendment Act 1920 and John Alcock…

22 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 21 Mar 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: ‘Physiology of Farm Animals’; Cambridge School of Agriculture; the Duke of Atholl and Colonel Drage[?]; Veterinary Officers of the Household Cavalry; seeking support [for the new Bill?] from Dayon-Smith[?], Barry[?] and Rees-Mogg; Captain Fairholme, Lord Brassey[?], Lord Moreton, the Duke of Bedford, Colonel Oliphant; …

23 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 28 Mar 1920

Smith writes with complaints about the current Parliament, and the situation in Ireland. He mentions Bullock contacting a man named Chamberlain. Smith praises the achievements of [John] Malcolm in improvements to municipal veterinary hygiene, and comments on the public view of veterinarians. He mentions experiments regarding feeding and nutrition, …

24 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 28 Mar 1920

Smith writes regarding a lack of reply from ‘The Morning Post’ regarding a review of Smith’s book ‘Veterinary History of the War in South Africa’, and also from H & W Brown, the publisher. Smith comments on George Fleming’s work to secure the passage of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1881,…

25 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 1 Apr 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: registration at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; lack of review of ‘Veterinary History of the War in South Africa’ in ‘The Morning Post’; publishers Vallee and Arselin[?] in Paris; Dr Garrison’s ‘History of Medicine’; Charles Singer; carpentry.

26 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith,11 Apr 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: indexing of his books; quarterly meetings [of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons?]; Smith’s review of Marshall’s ‘Physiology of Farm Animals’ to be anonymous; Hobday; animal intelligence

27 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 21 Apr 1920

Smith writes regarding his rewriting of the chapter on the eye for a new edition of ‘Veterinary Physiology’. He mentions a human eye specimen in the museum of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and books about the eye he donated to the RCVS Library. Smith also mentions Hobday and Dr Bradley.

28 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 25 Apr 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: rewriting of the chapter on the eye for a new edition of ‘Veterinary Physiology’; Charles Singer and his wife Dorothea Waley Singer; autograph of Gabriel Colin for publication plate; printing errors in the new edition of ‘Veterinary Physiology; Rudyard Kipling; indexing in books; Taylor of Nottingham; Hobday.

29 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 28 Apr 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: sending a copy of ‘Veterinary History of the War in South Africa’ to the Surgeon General, Washington; Hobday; sourcing an autograph of Gabriel Colin to include in publication; Bailliere, Tindall & Cox; Taylor [of Nottingham?]; indexing of books; geometrical calculations; ‘Queer Stories from Truth’ publication…

30 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock, 29 Apr 1920

Bullock writes about various subjects including: sending a copy of ‘Early History of Veterinary Literature’ to the Surgeon General, Washington; sourcing an autograph of Gabriel Colin to include in publication; Bailliere, Tindall & Cox; J Bell Taylor of Nottingham; indexing of Smith’s ‘Veterinary Physiology’; geometrical calculations relating to the eye and vision.