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68 paintings depicting various sections of (mostly) horse limbs and organs, showing disease and damage. The artworks are mostly watercolours, and those that are dated or signed range from 1820-1848.

Twenty-one of the paintings are signed by W Field (as well as the artist’s name) and it is assumed these were given to the RCVS by ex-President William Field, in a large presentation to Library and Museum in 1877. The reason these paintings were made, and why Field collected them, is unknown. Amongst Field’s collection, the paintings are signed by A A Cane, Joseph Perry and G Kirtland.

Twenty seven other artworks are by William Henry Kearney (1800-1858). The remaining 20 artworks are unsigned and undated, and do not seem to be related to the other two collections.

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;…

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;…