Today, 19th April, marks 160 years since the birth of Frederick Smith in 1857. I’m going to take this opportunity to tell you a bit more about the man, and what I like about him, after spending over a year working with his papers. Potted History of Smith Smith was born in Hull, […]
Most of the photographs in our collections are portraits of RCVS Council, or other prominent, members of the profession. We do have a few photographs of vets going about their daily work but as far as I am aware the only photograph of the exterior of a veterinary practice is this one of Henry Gray’s […]
Parakeets are often on my mind because the squawking of the Ring-necked parakeet (Psittacula krameri), which is now naturalised in the UK, accompanies my journey to work most mornings when walking down the road to the station or passing through St James Park. This beautiful illustration is of the Alexandrine parakeet (Psittacula eupatria), a close relative […]
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