Letters between Frederick Smith and Fred Bullock, Secretary of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons [RCVS]. The main subject of discussion is editing of the fifth edition of Smith’s book ‘A Manual of Veterinary Physiology’ carried out by Smith, 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, and proofreading. Other topics discussed include: Fred and Janet Bullock’s son, Wilfred; difficulties with Smith’s publishers Bailliere, Tindall & Cox, and H & W Brown regarding royalties, rights and lack of communication; review of Smith’s publications; Fred Bullock’s failed application for the post of Assistant Secretary at the Royal Society; Bullock’s work at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and Smith’s efforts to progress Bullock’s career; the Veterinary Surgeons 1881 Amendment Act; Smith leaving his papers to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons library; the veterinary profession, literature and education.
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