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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.

11 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock, 26 Feb 1913

Bullock writes about the results of his research on behalf of Smith. Subjects include the manuscripts held in the Vatican and those of San Germanensis and Cardinal Radulphus; the Library of Isaac Voss [Vossius]; the works of Montfaucon and Ruffus;…

12 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 26 Feb 1913

Smith writes about various subjects including: works by Jean Masse, Leon Moule, Ruellius [Jean Ruel], and Gryneus relating to ‘Hippiatrica’; the works of B E M Miller and Charles Victor Daremberg.

13 – Postcard to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock, 27 Feb 1913

Bullock writes about the results of his research in various editions and translations of ‘Hippiatrica’, including works by Baranski, Jean Masse, Ruellius [Jean Ruel], Gryneus; and a catalogue of Greek manuscripts held at the…

14 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 3 Mar 1913

Smith writes about various subjects including: the works of Suidas the Historian [Suda], Fabricius, Apsyrtus; wars between Sarmatians, Goths, Scythians and Roman Empire during 5th and 4th centuries BC; Smith’s ‘Early History of Veterinary Literature’;…

15 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock, 4 Mar 1913

Bullock writes about various subjects including: the works of Suidas the Historian [Suda], Fabricius, Apsyrtus; wars between Sarmatians, Goths, Scythians and Roman Empire during 5th and 4th centuries BC; contacting Leon Moule regarding his publications; the Huzard Library at Alfort…

16 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock, 4 Mar 1913

Bullock writes about various subjects including: the works of Suidas the Historian [Suda], Fabricius, Apsyrtus; wars between Sarmatians, Goths, Scythians and Roman Empire during 5th and 4th centuries BC; the dates of Vegetius according to various sources…

17 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 5 Mar 1913

Smith writes about various research subjects including: wars between Sarmatians, Goths, Scythians and Roman Empire during 5th and 4th centuries BC; the works of Krumbacher relating to ‘Geoponica’ and possibly ‘Hippiatrica’;…

18 – Partial letter from Frederick Smith, c.5 Mar 1913

Smith writes about various subjects including: Zundel’s Dictionary; Schrader-Hering; Crusades in Constantinople; Amoreux senior; Mr Sheather from the Royal Veterinary College; Assyrian Empire.It is unclear which letter this folio is…

19 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 9 Mar 1913

Smith writes about various subjects including: works by Hecker and Ruellius [Jean Ruel] regarding Apsyrtus and Hierocles, and their comments on glanders, farcy, and strangles; sending proofs of the ‘Early History of Veterinary Literature…

20 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 10 Mar 1913

Smith writes about various research subjects including: Harley manuscripts held at the British Museum; the works of Moule, Hecker and Ruellius [Jean Ruel] regarding Byzantine Empire authors’ views on glanders, mange and strangles;…