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

Thawing but very cold + N.E. wind. Hills all white. Walked to Viewfield, Clifton Road, Anderson Road, Mavisbank, Sloethornbank, Ashybank, Hospital, Mill Street, Forest Terrace [?], [and] Glebe Terrace. It is just a year past on the 13th since Tom died1. This is the last of a family I have known intimately + in the most friendly way since I came here. First old Mr Dunn2 passed, then Mrs3, Dick4, Jack5, Tom + now Hyndmer6. I also walked to Briarbank. Got P.C. [post card] from Rennie7 hoping I was coming down on 7th March.

1 Thomas ‘Tom’ Dunn (about 1844-1921), druggist, chemist and Registrar, of 9 High Street, Selkirk, one of Dr Muir’s oldest friends, died 13 February 1921, aged 77 [778/ 13 Selkirk]

2 John Dunn senior (about 1817-1875), chemist [death, 1875, 778/ 7, Selkirk]

3 Hyndmer Rutherford Dunn née Hewat (about 1818-1884) [death, 1884, 778/ 37, Selkirk]

4 Richard Hewat ‘Dick’ Dunn (about 1846-1899), tweed manufacturer, married 1887, Earlston, Agnes Ralph Waldie

5 John ‘Jack’ Dunn (1855-1917), solicitor and bank agent, born 1855, died 11 March 1917 at 4 Abercrombie Road, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire

6 Hyndmer Rutherford ‘Miss’ Dunn (about 1843-1922); for more detail see Dr Muir’s diary entry for 17 February 1922

7 The Reverend James Rennie (1826-1924), Church of Scotland minister and widower of Catherine Stewart Muir, thus Dr Muir’s brother in law; living at Prestwick, Ayrshire

[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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