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

Frost still holding: duller than yesterday. Quite calm + wind round to N.E. Snow still lying on roof of hay shed. There was Communion but I didn’t get to Church. Have not been at church this year. Cycled to Mavisbank, Hospital, Forest Road + Market Place. Was in house all afternoon. Went out at night to see Maggie Leithead, Mavisbank1. Miss Dunn2 (pretty far through) + Mrs Geo. Douglas3.

1 There is nobody called Leithead recorded at Mavisbank but Margaret Leithead or Scott, widow, was Tenant Occupier of a house at 24 Back Row, Selkirk [1922 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/286, Selkirk Burgh, page 286 of 644]; it may be possible to confirm or reject this identity when the 1921 Census is published some time this year

2 Hyndmer Rutherford ‘Miss’ Dunn (about 1843-1922), daughter of John Dunn, chemist & druggist, and Hyndmer Rutherford Dunn née Hewat, and brother of Thomas ‘Tom’ Dunn (about 1844-1921); she was the Tenant Occupier of a house at 13 High Street, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/113, Selkirk Burgh, page 113 of 644]

3 Annie Douglas née Davidson had given birth to a son George Huntley Douglas on 28 January 1922 at Viewfield Nursing Home, Selkirk [1921, 778/ 10, Selkirk]

[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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