9 January 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Dail Eireann1 have ratified the treaty but only by a majority of 7 [note above text for 9 January entry]

A dull mild day with incessant rain except for a short time towards dusk. David2 was to have appeared in the Burgh Court for a Viewfield3 chimney on fire but he was called to confinement at Cacraside4. I saw 5 town cases for him and went up to Essenside5. After tea put up a whole lot of Record cards + envelopes to return to Gala. Got a Calendar from Pat6 enclosing a card for Jean7.

1 On Saturday 7 January 1922 Dáil Éireann ratified the Anglo-Irish Treaty which had been signed on 6 December 1921

2 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter

3 Viewfield Nursing Home, Selkirk, now the Viewfield Medical Centre

4 Assume Isabella Mary Davidson, born Cacraside, Ettrick, the daughter of Simon Dalgleish Davidson, shepherd, and Eliza Mary Davidson née Anderson; the parents had married 25 March 1921 at Hyndhope, Kirkhope, at which time Simon was at Broadgairhill, Kirkhope [birth 1922, Isabella Mary Davidson, Statutory registers Births 774/B 1, page 1 of 5; parents’ marriage 25 March 1921 Kirkhope, Davidson, Simon Dalgleish and Anderson, Eliza Mary, Statutory registers marriages 776/ 1, page 1 of 4]

5 Essenside, Ashkirk, perhaps to see the Heard family

6 Assume Patrick Rodger Stewart ‘Pat’ Muir (1879-1961), Dr Muir’s only son, living in New Zealand since 1902

7 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]

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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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