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Minutes, proceedings and correspondence of the Society from its founding in Rochester on
January 15, 1890 until 1998. Also included are its constitution and bylaws, code of
ethics, various papers presented before it, including one by James Law on poisoning
through the milk and meat of tubercular animals (1894), newspaper clippings, lists of
qualified or graduated veterinary surgeons in New York State (1890-1900), circulars
concerning meetings of the Society, and other entries made by Nelson P. Hinkley,
Secretary. Also included is William Henry Kelly's letter impression book (August
1903-March 1905), which he kept as Secretary of the Society, including letters to James
Law and Veranus A. Moore and letters concerning the problem of illegal veterinary
practice in New York State.
Also, radio scripts from broadcasts by the society, 1931-1936.