The life of professor Orlando Charnock Bradley, (1871-1937): Building the Summerhall site. Part 2.
Warwick, Colin M
Macdonald, Alastair A
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In February 2006 the Royal (Dick) Scbool of Veterinary Studies, locally known as the Dick Vet, received a unique historical legacy in the form of ten volumes of Professor Orlando Charnock Bradley's personal diary, from his grand niece Mrs Frances Harrison. The authors have extracted parts from these diaries to illustrate aspects of his life in Edinburgh In this second of our three summaries we largely present the period encompassing the construction of the Summerhall site, with extracts from tbe diary shown in italics. The imminent transfer of the Dick Vet from Summerhall to a consolidated site at Easter Bush in 2011 deemed the timing of this paper to be appropriate. One hundred years earlier a comparable move was under consideration. Orlando Charnock Bradley, who had taught veterinary anatomy at Williams' New Veterinary College in Edinburgh until 1900 was that year appointed Professor of Veterinary Anatomy at the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, and in 1911 was promoted to become the Principal of the College (Fig. 1). At that time the Dick Vet was located in Clyde Street, a confined Edinburgh New Town side-street.