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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.

61 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 15 Oct 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: indexing ‘Veterinary Physiology’ ; Janet Bullock editing Smith’s work; the Society of Authors, and royalty payments; the publishers Bailliere, Tindall and Cox.

62 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 20 Oct 1920

Smith writes regarding a question posed in ‘The Graphic’ about a book on horsemanship by Gordon published in 1852. Smith writes that he cannot find any information about it. He also mentions indexing ‘Veterinary Physiology’; ‘Veterinary History of the War in South Africa’; t…

63 – Postcard to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 8 Nov 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: his bankers; the ‘Journal of Physiology’ and Physiological Society; indexing ‘Veterinary Physiology’.

64 – Postcard to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 10 Nov 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: the Physiological Society; article in ‘Discovery’; indexing ‘Veterinary Physiology’; Professor Charles Sherrington elected President of the Royal Society.

65 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 1 Dec 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: reviews of Smith’s ‘Early History of Veterinary Literature’; Dr Charles Singer; indexing Smith’s ‘Veterinary Physiology’; author and publisher rights issues; Sir D’Arcy Power; Thomas Bates the surgeon; the Royal Society.

66 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 5 Dec 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: author and publisher rights issues between Smith and Bailliere, Tindall and Cox; reviews of Smith’s ‘Early History of Veterinary Literature’; the ‘Veterinary Record’; Thomas Bates, surgeon to the Royal Household; Sir D’Arcy Power; …

67 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 12 Dec 1920

Smith writes about various subjects including: review of Smith’s work; Frederick Hobday; Pacton’s ‘Physiology'[?]; the ‘Veterinary Record’; Professorship of Hygiene at the Royal Veterinary College; the Grant of East Africa[?]; author and publisher rights issues between Smith and Bailliere, Tindall and Cox; female students at the University of Cambridge; the Library at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.