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

Still calm but fresh: snow slowly melting: roads muddier. Less doing. Still I made 23 calls besides Beechwood + Ettrickbridgend which I did motoring and Briarbank which did walking between 6 + 7 + thus escaped the wearisome consulting hour. David1 came with a man Ross from Edinburgh to let me see a very attractive Hillman2 car which he thought of buying price £460 less £100 or more for the S.S.3

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

2 Hillman Motor Car Company from 1910 (Hillman-Coatalen from 1907) of Coventry

3 Straker Squire or Straker-Squire Ltd., also Brazil, Straker (1901-1927), motor manufacturer; the Muir & Graham partnership had run their Straker Squire since at least early 1919

[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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