1 February 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Fine day with a good deal of sun. Slight touch of frost. Snow all gone from Park: remains of sweeping still in streets. Slight showers. Had much smaller list + finished (by motoring) by 1.20. Hoped for a quiet afternoon but was called out first to Mrs Trotter, Kirkwynd1 + later to John Neil Bell, Mill Street2. Besides these interruptions Willie Lang3 came + stayed quite ¾ of an hour. I had people in from 6 till 7.50! David4 called at 9.30.

1 Margaret Hume Trotter, formerly Hume, née Lees had married Archibald Trotter, carter, October 1893 at West United Free Church (sometime United Presbyterian Church), Selkirk; at 12 and 14 Castle Street at their marriage, the couple were at Kirkwynd by 1922 [Archibald Trotter, tenant at 16 Kirk Wynd, Selkirk, 1922 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/292, Selkirk Burgh, page 292 of 644]

2 John Bell, warper, was Tenant at 90 Mill Street, 1922 Valuation Roll (not James Bell as indexed by ScotlandsPeople when accessed 2022.01.31) [1922 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/328, Selkirk Burgh, page 328 of 644]

3 Assume William Graham ‘Willie’ Lang (1856-1943), son of Hugh Morris Lang and Margaret Lang née Graham

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

[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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