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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.

21 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 31 Jul 1921

Smith writes regarding reimbursement for costs of typing his article on the eye for ‘Journal of Anatomy’. Smith also mentions some changes he will make to the article, and that he is pleased examinations at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons went well…

22 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 1 Sep 1921

Smith writes regarding his article on the eye for ‘Journal of Anatomy’, specifically the periorbita. He asks for Bullock’s assistance translating a German magazine on the subject. Smith also mentions sending the ‘Journal of Physiology’ and ‘British Medical Journal’ to Bullock…

23 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 6 Sep 1921

Smith writes regarding Bullock’s assistance with translating a German article about the eye. He also mentions the retyping of his article about the eye for ‘Journal of Anatomy’ and sending his papers and books to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons once he has finished with them…

24 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 22 Chapel Park Road, 11 Sep 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: Gabriel Colin; Janet Bullock translating a German article on the eye for Smith; the ‘Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association’; spare copies of Smith’s ‘Early History of Veterinary Literature’;…

25 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 12 Sep 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: Mr Hornby and ‘Relapsing Fever of Equine commonly known as Surra’ by J H Steel; arrangements for London Congress of the History of Medicine in 1922; the Library of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; domestic staff; translating a German article on the eye;…

26 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 22 Chapel Park Road, 15 Sep 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: visting General Blenkinsop; translating German to English; the Librarian at the Royal College of Surgeons; the ‘British Medical Journal’; [Herbert?] Watkins-Pitchford; [Checchia?]’s ‘Psychology of the Horse’;…

27 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 25 Sep 1921

Smith writes to thank Bullock for extracts regarding the anatomy of the eye of the horse. He mentions writing by Bayer, Sir J M’Fadyean, Vachette[?], T Henderson, Ellenberger, Leisering and L Sisson. He also mentions requesting cut sections of eye membrane,..

28 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 29 Sep 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: writing about the anatomy of the eye, and specifically the periorbita, by Sir John M’Fadyean, Bayer, Eichbaum[?], Vachetta and Dr Thomson Henderson of Nottingham. He also mentions a painting by him, of Androcles and the lion, which he offers to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons…

29 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 2 Oct 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: illness of Bullock’s son Wilfred, and suggested remedies; the writing of Gabriel Colin and Ellenberger on the periorbita; sending a painting by Smith to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; Smith’s article on the eye, specifically the periorbita;…

30 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 5 Oct 1921

Smith writes regarding the continued ill health of Bullock’s son Wilfred, and suggests remedies. He also mentions arrangements for sending a painting by him to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons,..