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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.

21 – Letter to Frederick Smith from Fred Bullock, 11 Mar 1913

Bullock writes about the results of research carried out on behalf of Smith, including: the works of Moule regarding Byzantine Empire authors’ views on glanders and farcy; Harley manuscripts held at the British Museum; Charles Labbe [Labbeus];…

22 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 11 Mar 1913

Smith writes about various research subjects including: the dates of Hierocles, according to Krumbacher; ‘Geoponica’ and ‘Hippiatrica’; translation of German words for horse ailments in the works of Hecker; the works of Apsyrtus;…

23 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 13 Mar 1913

Smith writes about various subjects including: contacting Leon Moule regarding 17th century veterinary literature; strangles, anthrax, glanders and farcy in the ‘Hippiatrica’ according to Hecker; planning a visit to the library …

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

Bullock writes about information found in the work of Vegetius regarding ‘strangwry’ and ‘drywry’, disorders of the bladder. Bullock mentions that he is writing to Leon Moule regarding the Coislin collection in the Bibliotheque…

25 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 18 Mar 1913

Smith writes about various subjects including: various editions and translations of Vegetius’ works; ‘strangwry’ and malleus comparison; consulting the Harley manuscripts at the British Museum; the works of Daremberg regarding…

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

Bullock writes about various research subjects including: works by Krumbacher regarding Cassianus Bassus, ‘Geoponica’ and ‘Hippiatrica’ and translations thereof; works by…

27 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 26 Mar 1913

Smith writes on various subjects including: the works of Karl Krumbacher regarding ‘Hippiatrica’ and its translations; consulting the Harley manuscripts, and extracts by Bruce-Whyte at the British Museum; the first part of…

28 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 30 Mar 1913

Smith writes about the results of his research at the British Museum studying the Harley 3535 manuscripts and the works of Ruffus, and his need to consult Moule’s work further. Smith mentions that Dr A S Lea would like to…

29 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 30 Mar 1913

Smith writes about the results of his research at the British Museum studying the Harley 3535 manuscripts and the works of Ruffus, and his need to consult Moule’s work further. Smith mentions that Dr A S Lea would like to…

30 – Letter to Fred Bullock from Frederick Smith, 1 Apr 1913

Smith writes to request that Bullock send Smith’s letter to Moule, with a translation. Smith mentions that it is arranged for Bullock and Dr A S Lea to meet, and describes Dr Lea. Smith also mentions the works of Ruffus at the British Museum,…