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

Sloe in full bloom

Slates +c wet. Fine day with some showers. Strong S.W. wind. Clear + sunny: duller at night. Glass rising [illegible] looking better. Foliage + grass have come forward this week. Cycled to Chapel Place, Bank, [illegible] Road, Cannon Street, Hospital, Curror Street + Clifton Road. Wm Wear1 died at 7 p.m. David2 asked me to go to Midlem Mill to see a child Young. I cycled over + found it had died3. David attended Mrs Thorburn (d.)4. Took Mrs Black’s box back5. Nancy6 called.

1 William Weir, retired plumber and widower of Margaret Burns, died 18 May 1922 at 2a Clifton Road, Selkirk, aged 81, death certified by “John S Muir M.B. +c”; he was the son of John Wear, wool-sorter, and Mary Wear née Blyth

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

3 John Cockburn Young, born 12 April 1922 and died 18 May 1922 at Midlem Mill, Bowden, Roxburghshire, of Broncho Pneumonia, death certified by D Charles [sic] Graham M.B., Ch.B.; John was the son of James Turnbull Young, gardener, and Davina Melville Young née Durie, married 1907 at Edinburgh

4 Mary Alison Thorburn née Brodie, wife of Malcolm Murray Thorburn, woollen manufacturer, gave birth to a daughter Elizabeth Mary Thorburn at 7. 20 a.m. 18 May 1922 at Dandswall, Selkirk; the parents had married 15 June 1916 at Edinburgh

5 Jessie Black née Cochrane (1863-1935), wife of John Black, gamekeeper and Inhabitant Occupier not rated at the Old Tollhouse, Whitmuirhall; he was recorded there from at least 1909 until the Second World War [e.g. 1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/333, Selkirk County, page 333 of 611]

6 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter

[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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