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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.

11 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 22 Chapel Park Road, 1 May 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: reviews of ‘Veterinary Physiology’; sources at Guildhall; Bullock’s health and workload; writing by Gabriel Colin on arterial blood pressure; writing article about the anatomy of the eye of the horse;…

12 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 10 Jun 1921

Smith writes regarding an enquiry he has about the anatomy of the eye in relation to the skull. He mentions that his research has focused on the orbit muscles and nerves. Smith also mentions Hobday, and his contributions to Smith’s work…

13 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock, 3 Jun 1921

Bullock writes to answer Smith’s request in his previous letter, regarding measurements of the eye socket in the skull of a horse. He also mentions issues with article names in the ‘Veterinary Journal’, and a recent meeting [of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons?] in Edinburgh…

14 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith,16 Jun 1921

Smith writes to thank Bullock for his help with measuring the eye socket in the skull of a horse. He also mentions his publishers Bailliere, Tindall and Cox, and issues with royalty payments…

15 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 18 Jun 1921

Smith writes regarding an invitation to represent the Army Veterinary Corps at the [Second Congress of the History of Medicine] in Paris, France. Smith mentions that his wife has recently left for South Africa…

16 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 20 Jun 1921

Smith writes to ask Bullock for his opinion, and translation, of his letter in reply to the offer to represent the Army Veterinary Corps at the Second Congress of the History of Medicine in Paris, France. Smith writes that he will not go to the Congress, speculates as to the lateness of the invitation…

17 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 22 Jun 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: not accepting invitation to represent the Army Veterinary Corps at the Second Congress of the History of Medicine in France; General Blenkinsop’s views on the matter; Smith’s wife and daughter in South Africa; examinations and Council Meetings at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; Leon Moule’s involvement in Smith’s invitation to the congress; …

18 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 3 Jul 1921

Smith writes regarding his opinion on the journal ‘Veterinary News’, which he views as unnecessary. He also writes about Bullock attending the Second Congress of the History of Medicine in Paris, France, after Smith himself declined invitation. Smith asks if Janet Bullock could proof read his article on the anatomy of the eye for ‘Journal of Anatomy’,…

19 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 12 Jul 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: Bullock at the Second Congress of History of Medicine in Paris, France; Colonel Rainey; the ill effects of Bullock’s temporary absence from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; Smith’s article on the eye, and the ‘Journal of Anatomy’ publication committee;…