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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.

41 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock,10 Dec 1921

Bullock writes to Smith regarding the auction sale at Sotheby’s of a manuscript by Hippocrates ‘La Marschalcheria de Ypocrate’.

42 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 22 Chapel Park Road, 12 Dec 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: researching and writing the next volume of ‘Early History of Veterinary Literature’; Allbutt and Hobday’s stance on the ‘one portal system’ and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s monopoly on veterinary licencing; article in ‘British Medical Journal’ regarding the General Medical Council and Examinations Committee; purchasing historical veterinary literature and manuscripts at low price; Irish veterinary practioners; Rolleston, and the International Society of the History of Medicine; the history of veterinary anatomy in Britain during 16th and 17th centuries;…

43 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock, 20 Dec 1921

Bullock writes regarding a translation of a letter from Dr Werk, and mentions that he will tell him the cost of a copy of Harley manuscript 3535. There is an annotation by Bullock, in pencil, which mentions that Werk says there is no translation of Chiron…

44 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 20 Dec 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: the Congress [of History of Medicine?] and the Royal Veterinary College; new edition of Encyclopeadia Brittanica; ill health of Bullock’s son Wilfred; Lincoln’s Inn Library; Hobday and William Hunting; the Register of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; Smith gathering resources for the next volume of ‘Early History of Veterinary Literature’; the Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Cambridge;…

45 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 26 Dec 1921

Smith writes about various subjects including: Hobday; the veterinary science article in the Encyclopaedia Britannica; adenoids; Allbutt and the ‘one portal system’ of veterinary surgeon licensing; Smith writing the next volume of ‘Early History of Veterinary Literature’; Jeremiah Bridges; Smith’s article about the periorbita of the eye for ‘Journal of Anatomy’; dissection; Colonel Watkins-Pitchford; Dr Werk, the Harley manuscript 3535 and Markham;…

46 – Translation copy of letter from Dr Werk, 30 Dec 1921

Werk writes about various subjects including: the ‘Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics’; Smith’s ‘Early History of Veterinary Literature’; the Harley manuscript 3535; historical literature on horse anatomy, specifically the penis and perineum; etymology of anatomical terms;…