Dr. Leonard Pearson (1868-1909) graduated from the Veterinary College of the University of Pennsylvania in 1890 and was the Dean from 1897-1909. A tribute: In Memoriam: Leonard Pearson was published on his early death.
Dr. Pearson was an avid advocate of the profession and was involved in many associations and societies dedicated to developing veterinary science. He prepared two documents addressing the need for and the requirements of a veterinary education.
The 1,054 rare volumes of the Fairman Rogers Collection, many of which have been digitized, serve as a foundation for scholarly study of the role of the horse in the technical, scientific, and social evolution of 19th-century European and North American history.