6 February 1913 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Another posting in the occasional series of 1913 diary entries

Another blowy wet day. Slept in this morning: no payers. Mrs Emond1, Buccleuch Road still living when I saw her this forenoon but died soon after. Motored to Rectory, Sunderland Hall, Yair + Ashiestiel (where I was kept over 2 hours + had to lunch). On my way back, at Gas Works, got message to Mrs McDevitt, Yarrow Terrace but did not stay. Went back after tea. She had a S. [son] at 62.

1 Mary Emond née Renton (about 1870-1913), daughter of William Renton, blacksmith, and Janet Renton née Douglas, wife of George Emond, died 6 February 1913, aged 35, at Buccleuch Road, Selkirk of “Vomiting of pregnancy, 2 months, nephritis 14 days, and meningitis 8 days” certified by “John S Muir M.B. etc”

2 James Tange McDevitt, son of James McDevitt, lime merchant, and Lizzie McDevitt née Boyle, born 6 February 1913, at 12 Yarrow Terrace, Selkirk; the father’s domicile was noted as “Racecourse, Raphoe, Ireland” and the parents had married, 27 October 1910, at Conroy, Co. Donegal, Ireland

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/16, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1913]

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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