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Category: 04 – Correspondence sent and received in 1913

Letters between Frederick Smith and Fred Bullock, Secretary of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons [RCVS]. The main subject of discussion is research carried out by Smith, with Bullock’s assistance, regarding manuscript and literary sources of veterinary history during the sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and ancient documents from Egyptian, Greek and Byzantine empires. This research led towards Smith’s publication of ‘Early History of Veterinary Literature’ in the ‘Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics’. Particular topics of interest are: sources held at the Public Record Office and British Museum, in particular the Sloane and Harley manuscripts, ‘Geoponica’ and ‘Hippiatrica’, and records of Royal use of horses; documents and books held in other libraries and private collections; contact with and assistance from Leon Moule in France, and Dr A S Lea, from Emmanuel College, Cambridge; the Arab Period in Europe, Babylon, Assyria and the Middle Ages; Bullock assisting with editing proofs of ‘Veterinary History of the War in South Africa’; reviews of Smith’s publications; photographing manuscripts; the status of the veterinary profession.

1 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 11 Feb 1913

Smith writes about various research subjects including: the first part of ‘Early History of Veterinary Literature’ going to press; his lecture and article ‘The Loss of Horses in War’; questioning whether to continue his annual subscription to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons;…

2 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock, 11 Feb 1913

Bullock writes about the results of his research at the British Museum, on behalf of Smith. He encloses several pages of notes (some in Latin) from the works of Fabricius’ ‘Bibliotheca Graeca’ relating to ‘Hippiatrica’…

3 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 11 Feb 1913

Smith writes about various subjects including: researching the date of death of [Charles Frederic?] Heusinger; Encyclopeadia Britannica[?]; the works of Suidas the Historian [Suda]; and ‘The Cambridge Medieval History’;…

4 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 12 Feb 1913

Smith writes to thank Bullock for notes on Fabricius and ‘Hippiatrica’, and for information about [Charles Frederic?] Heusinger. Smith mentions the works of Amoreux, Gryneus and Ruellius [Jean Ruel].

5 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 13 Feb 1913

Bullock writes about various research subjects including: ‘Hippiatrica’ and its editions and translations; the works of Fabricius, Amoreux, Montfaucon, Heusinger and Suidas the Historian [Suda]; the Huzard Library…

6 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 13 Feb 1913

Smith writes about various subjects including: researching the works of Monfaucon at the British Museum; manuscripts by Amoreux held at the Huzard Library; Sloane 745 manuscripts of ‘Hippiatrica’ at the British Museum…

7 – Partial letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 16 Feb 1913

Smith writes about various research subjects including: John Pearson’s preface to Hierocles; the work of Leon Moule; the library of Sir Thomas Phillips; the Jean Masse edition of ‘Hippiatrica’…

8 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 19 Feb 1913

Smith writes about various subjects including: researching the works of Ammianus Marcellinus; sending articles to the printers; and visiting the library of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to view the first edition…

9 – Postcard to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock, 20 Feb 1913

Bullock writes about the results of his research into the ‘Hippiatrica’ translation by Jean Masse, and works about ‘Hippiatrica’ by Montfaucon.

10 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 25 Feb 1913

Smith writes about various research subjects including: various codices of ‘Hippiatrica’, listed in Montfaucon; Isaac Voss library in Leyden [Leiden, The Netherlands]; Sloane 745 manuscript at the British Museum; Henri Omont’s catalogue…