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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.

31 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 16 Oct 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: the continued ill health of Bullock’s son Wilfred; sending a painting to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; writing to Profinov; telling [Henry?] Gray about a book by Jakob; contributing to a memorial fund for Gabriel Colin set up[?] by Vallee;…

32 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 16 Oct 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: Bullock’s son Wilfred; translation work done by Bullock; the periorbita of the eye; restoration of paintings; a letter from Sigerist[?]; confusion regarding men named Amos and Avis; contacting Dr Henderson,…

33 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 24 Oct 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: Bullock’s son Wilfred and adenoid problems; surgery; the ‘British Medical Journal’; Smith’s article on the periorbita of the eye for the ‘Journal of Anatomy’; dissection of specimens; no reply from Dr Henderson of Nottingham; the Royal Society of Medicine and Committee for the Congress [of the History of Medicine?];…

34 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 28 Oct 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: difficulties giving medicine to Bullock’s son Wilfred; the Royal Society of Medicine and Congress of History of Medicine; books by Chiron for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Library; the German Veterinary Historical Society; Leon Moule injured; sources for veterinary history from 1700-1850; the ‘Veterinarian’ journal;…

35 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 3 Nov 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: administering medicine to Bullock’s son Wilfred; Smith to visit the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; Chiron; review of ‘Veterinary Physiology’ in the ‘Veterinary Journal’; Smith sending journals to the RCVS Library; unqualified veterinary surgeons and quacks; Dangerous Drugs legislation;…

36 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 8 Nov 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: thanking Bullock for translation of writing by Bayer; Smith declining a examiner post; and the approaching death of Professor Delepine.

37 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith,10 Nov 1921

Smith writes regarding [Henry?] Gray and his mention of Strangeway’s ‘Veterinary Anatomy’; Smith lists the titles of pamphlets he is able to supply for lending. He mentions that he has finished writing his article on the periorbita of the eye for ‘Journal of Anatomy’;…

38 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith,10 Nov 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: membership of the International Association for the History of Medicine; Rainey; Bullock’s meeting with [Edward] Fairholme from the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; female staff; sending periorbita manuscript to [Sir Arthur] Keith to be seen by the Publishing Committee of the ‘Journal of Anatomy’; Dr Henderson, oculist at Nottingham;…

39 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 27 Nov 1921

Smith writes regarding a petition from the Senate of London University challenging the monopoly held by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons on granting licence to veterinary surgeons. He also mentions issues with unregistered practioners and application of an amendment to the RCVS Charter. Smith compares the situation of the RCVS to the General Medical Council,…

40 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 27 Nov 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: issues with unregistered veterinary practioners; Sir Clifford Allbutt and Donald MacAlister; Adami from the University of Liverpool, and relationships with the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons;…