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

Strong S.W. wind almost a gale with a little rain at first but fair after: not cold. Just the wind to get rid of the snow. David1 came up with the new Morris Cowley which arrived last night. It is a neat car but not a patch on the Hillman. The cushions are only [illegible word] : no side cushions. Dickey seat only for one. I motored to Darnick to see Mrs Rutherford2 with McMillan3. Saw town cases after. Much less doing. To [?] the books + the last of my debts4. Drew £51 from M. & G.5, the first of 1921-22, nearly finished! Maggie Piercy6 died at Viewfield. I have given one of the night nurses Jean’s7 room to sleep in during the day.

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

2 Mrs Rutherford has not been identified

3 Assume John James McMillan (1879-1953), medical practitioner, of Melrose

4 The two sections about Dr Muir’s finances are not at all clear

5 The Muir and Graham medical co-partnership

6 Margaret Piercy, grocer, unmarried, of 9 Dunsdalehaugh, Selkirk, died 24 February 1922, at Viewfield Nursing Home, aet 66; she was the daughter of Isaac Piercy, woollen spinner, and Margaret Piercy née Murray [1922, 778/ 29, Selkirk]

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

[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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