Bracy Clark hoof - the wall

Bracy Clark’s hoof – an update

I am delighted to say that thanks to the generosity of members of the Central Veterinary Society we have been able to have some conservation work carried out on Bracy Clark’s pasteboard model hoof.  At the same time the surface dirt was removed which means that you can now read the labels much more clearly as you can see […]

Contents list compiled by Bracy Clark

What makes an item unique

At the recent Veterinary History Society meeting in Edinburgh  I took part in a panel discussion with a number of archivists. One of the things we were asked to discuss was what we particularly liked about our collections. I had given this some thought but hadn’t really decided what I would say as there are […]

Portrait of Sir Frederick Smith

Verbose and tedious…yet pearls in profusion

When writing blogs about veterinary authors I usually turn to Frederick Smith’s four volume work  The early history of veterinary literature and its British development to see what he has to say.  It is unusual to find that Smith does not have an opinion on the author or book in question. We are fortunate to […]

Model to accompany A new exposition of the horses hoof

A model hoof

During the recent reordering of the RCVS headquarters a 6 inch square box was found containing a cardboard model and a folded piece of paper.  Further investigation revealed it was something rather exciting – the pasteboard model of a horse’s hoof which accompanies Bracy Clark’s two page pamphlet A new exposition of the horses’ hoof. […]