19 March 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Still very cold but dry till about 3 when there was sleet + rain. Message to Walt. Reid1, Blackandro. Cycled to Faldonside (Maycock2 still in pain asked D.3 to see him), Allanlea4, Peelburnfoot, Beechwood + Blackandro. Luckily got back before the rain came on. In afternoon [word deleted] read up the Hospital question. Went to evening service. Jack5 + David came to supper.

1 Walter Reid, woodman, was Inhabitant Occupier not rated of a house at Blackandrew, Selkirk [1922 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/376, Selkirk County, page 376 of 611]

2 George James Maycock (1877-1957), born March Quarter 1877, Ryton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire March Quarter 1877, Rugby 6d 626, in 1901 he was a servant in London (St George Hanover Square) but to a Scottish family (Baird) which may explain his move to Scotland, he married, 7 June 1907, at Monzie Parish Church, Crieff, Catherine Gow of Monzie, born Braco, Perthshire, aged 32, in 1911 Census he was a butler (domestic) aged 34 at Yair, born England and in the WW1 Service Record he is of Yair House, Selkirk; described as a poultry farmer, retired, he died 29 Nov 1957, aet 80, at Crieff Cottage Hospital, usual residence Tuckethill [Tuchethill], Dollerie, Perthshire, son of James Maycock, shoemaker, and Elizabeth née Hartley

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

4 Thomas Stenhouse (about 1865-1929), coachman, was Inhabitant Occupier not rated at Allanlea Lodge, Caddonfoot [1922 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/362, Selkirk County, page 362 of 611]

5 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), mill owner and Provost of Selkirk, and Dr Muir’s son-in-law

[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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