20 June 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Message to Willie Mitchell1, Newburgh. It was drizzling + a strong S.W. wind so I motored up calling at David’s2 request for Mrs Forsyth, Kirkhope Cottage3 + Mrs Steven [sic], Bluecairn4. Spent the rest of the day reading up Dryburgh + Melrose Abbeys in view of the drive there with the Edinburgh Branch5. There was heavy drizzle above Singlie but it cleared up to a fine afternoon.

1 William Mitchell (about 1849-1931), ploughman, of Newburgh, Ettrick, died 22 July 1931 at Selkirk aet 82 [1931, 778/ 66, Selkirk]

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

3 Mary Forsyth, spinster and domestic servant, was an Inhabitant Occupier not rated at a house at Kirkhope, Kirkhope [1922 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/371, Selkirk County, page 371 of 611]

4 Mary Amos Stephen née Halliday (1892-1978), wife of John Ritchie Stephen, lorryman and Inhabitant Occupier not rated at a house at Bluecairn, Selkirk; they had married 22 June 1921 at Peebles, at which time he was of Fauldshope and she of Lyne, and she had a baby, John Halliday Stephen, on 27 May 1922 [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/324, Selkirk County, page 324 of 611; marriage, Stephen and Halliday, 1921 768/ 23 Peebles]

5 There was a meeting of the British Medical Association branch (which covered Edinburgh and the south east of Scotland) at Galashiels on 21 June 1922, see Dr Muir’s diary entry for that date

[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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