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

Dull dark morning mild + slight rain: very calm. Cleared up about 5 + was a lovely evening. Saw town cases walking + gave Geo. Reid1 gas at Viewfield for tonsils + adenoids. Intended cycling to Cutkerwood [sic]2 but the rain prevented so took the car. The roads were much wetter above Tinnis than below. Jean3 left at 5.54. She was very dull poor girl. Bought a beautiful fish of 7lb from Jas. Brownlee4.

1 Assume George Reid, Managing Secretary of the Selkirk Co-operative Society and Tenant Occupier of a house at 20 West Port, Selkirk [1922 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/241, Selkirk Burgh, page 241 of 644]

2 Cutcarwood, just short of the Gordon Arms, at grid reference NGR NT323,254

3 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter, by this time widowed and running a tea shop in Newington, Edinburgh

4 James Brownlee is not identified though it may be possible to do so when the 1921 Census is published later this year

[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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