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Category: 12 – Correspondence sent and received in 1921

Letters between Frederick Smith and Fred Bullock, Secretary of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons [RCVS]. The main subject of discussion is Smith writing an article for the ‘Journal of Anatomy’ about the orbit and periorbita, which would eventually be titled ‘The Accessory Organs of Vision of the Horse’, 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, translating and proofreading. Other major subjects of discussion include the RCVS dealing with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, calls for amendments to the RCVS Charter regarding unregistered practitioners and the Royal Veterinary College complaining about the RCVS’s monopoly on veterinary licensing. Other topics discussed include: Fred and Janet Bullock’s son, Wilfred; difficulties with Smith’s publishers Bailliere, Tindall & Cox, regarding sales and royalties; reviews of Smith’s publications; Bullock’s work at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and Smith’s efforts to progress Bullock’s career; Smith writing an autobiography and leaving his papers and artwork to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons library; the veterinary profession, literature and education.

1 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 12 Jan 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: election of Council members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; errors in ‘Veterinary Physiology’; Smith asked to be a Fellowship Examiner for Physiology; examinations; Smith writing his autobiography; the War Office; College Calendar; Smith’s shoulder pain.

2 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 15 Jan 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: the publishers Bailliere, Tindall and Cox, and errors in the printing of ‘Veterinary Physiology’; Smith accepting the role of Fellowship Examiner for Physiology for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; Smith writing an autobiography; the Finance Committee of the Royal Agricultural Society of England; Grenhall[?];…

3 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 9 Feb 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: writing to Hobday; the ‘British Medical Journal’; a veterinary surgeon named ‘Barling’; rare book dealers; Smith writing his autobiography; dissection of the eye; students at the Royal Veterinary College; illness of Bullock’s wife Janet;…

4 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 20 Feb 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: a veterinary surgeon named Barling; Royal Agricultural Society of England elections; Smith subscribing to ‘British Medical Journal’; article about the British Medical Association and draft Regulation of the Dangerous Drugs Act; vaccination against the common cold and bronchitis; reviews of Smith’s ‘Veterinary Physiology’; ‘Veterinary Record’; H & W Brown publishers; health of Janet and Wilfred Bullock; …

5 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 20 Feb 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: writing a letter to ‘The Times’; the ‘American Veterinary Medical Association Journal’; ‘Veterinary History of the War in South Africa’; Dr Charles Singer; Smith writing an article about the anatomy of the eye; the Library of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons;…

6– Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 9 Mar 1921

Smith writes regarding his past trouble with housemaids. He also asks for Bullock’s help with writing a letter to ‘The Times’.

7– Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 9 Mar 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: letter about Dalrymple Hay sent to ‘The Times’; Janet and Wilfred Bullock going to Dundee; unveiling ceremony [of the Library of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons?]; Burroughs Wellcome; vaccines; ‘The Importance of Professional History’ and the rise in historical research; Smith stopped writing his autobiography; Dr Charles Singer;…

8 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock, 21 Mar 1921

Bullock writes regarding a list of books for sale from a retired veterinary surgeon. Bullock also mentions the books held in Wallis Hoare’s Library. He mentions that the periodical Smith is looking for may be ‘The Centaur’. Bullock also writes about the Dangerous Drugs Regulations with regard to medical and recreational use…

9 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 25 Mar 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: the lists of books which Bullock sent in his letter; old books for the Library at Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; book by Delebere Blaine; ‘Veterinary Abstracts’ and ‘Veterinary Transactions’;…

10 – Postcard to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 24 Apr 1921

Smith writes regarding reviews of ‘Veterinary Physiology’ in the ‘Journal of Comparative Pathology’ and ‘Revue Generale de Med Veter’. He also mentions the library of Wallis Hoare and the journal ‘The Centaur’…