27 May 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Lovely morning + forenoon: cold wind: heavy hail shower between 1 + 2 + some showers of rain after. Cycled in town + to High Faldonside. Found Jessie1 in bed after having 3 teeth out yesterday. When I got back (I was caught in the hail showers at the 1st milestone) found message to Alex. Davidson who has left Bridgend Lowood + is now living in Darnick2. Motored down. He was knocked down in the road by a sheep on Monday. Found him with temp. of 103o. David3 actually cycled to Midgehope4.

1 Jessie Milne Brack Boyd (1867-1961), of Faldonside, plantswoman and gardener

2 Alexander G Davidson, shepherd, was at Bridgend, Melrose in the 1920 Valuation Roll so Dr Muir appears to have made a mistake here [1920 Valuation Roll, VR011600033-/263, Roxburgh County, page 263 of 993]; it seems this is the same Alexander Gibson Davidson (about 1851-1925) who was steward at Broadmeadows at the end of the 19th Century [1897 Valuation Roll, VR011700007-/379, Selkirk County, page 379 of 561 and 1901 Census Selkirk 778/ 11/ 10, page 10 of 17]

3 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner

4 It is possible that Dr Graham was going to Midgehope to see Henry Scott, see diary entry for 29 May 1921

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

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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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