26 April 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

The cold culminated in a heavy fall of snow today between 12 + 1 which however lay no time. It was from N.E. + fell in large soft flakes. Later there were some heavy rain showers. I had hoped to cycle + had actually gone along to the bank when rain came on + I took the car to Curror Street, Hospital, Lindean, Fairnilea Lodge + Peelburnfoot. Mich. Glendinning1 is still living + conscious but very emaciated. Witnessed for X on a cheque. Was called out in afternoon to see a man Wright2 in Victoria Crescent, a patient of Menzies3.

1 Dr Muir had been regularly visiting Michael Glendinning, a retired farmer, tenant occupier, house and garden at Peelburnfoot, Caddonfoot parish and formerly the tenant at Williamhope

2 Alexander Wright, joiner, was Tenant of a house at Victoria Crescent, Selkirk, 1922 [1922 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/305, Selkirk Burgh, page 305 of 644]

3 James Morris Menzies (1871-1926), M.B., Ch.M. Edin., M.D., medical practitioner, of Ettrick Lodge, 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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rumblingclint

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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