20 December 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

What a change! Snow lying + throughout the day snow blizzards from W.N.W. but it melted on the streets. I was knocked up after 1 for Mrs Lindores1, Synton Mill but David2 went taking Baptie3. They did not get back till between 6 + 7 this morning + encountered the gale + snow. I was a long time at the Hospital with Kennedy4 and spent the afternoon + evening writing out some points about the Hospital for a Committee meeting tomorrow.

1 Mrs Lindores’ identity is not known (though she is possibly Maggie Jamieson) but Alex. Lindores, ploughman, was Inhabitant Occupier not rated of a house at Synton Mill, Ashkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/301, Selkirk County, page 301 of 611]

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

3 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir

4 The Editor previously suggested, in relation to a B.M.A. meeting (diary entry 16 November 1921) that this might just conceivably be Dr William Milroy Kennedy (1897-1938), M.B., Ch.B., Glasgow, 1921, Proprietor Occupier of a house, garden etc at Delamford Road, Edinburgh Road, Tranent, but this is a very tentative identification

[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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