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

Branch meeting at Galashiels. Motored over at 12. Three Edin. men arrived by rail but the majority motored. We lunched at the Douglas Hotel1 + then split up. Most went golfing: 9-10 (including Menzies2, Hiddleston3 + me) motored to Dryburgh. A man Thorburn4 took me + 2 others in his car. We had a heavy shower at Bemersyde + another as we got back to Gala, returning via Bowden Toll + Darnick. The meeting was held in the Technical College after tea + I was installed by the President. Dav.5 motored me back. Hamilton from Roslin, my cousin’s son was there6. The whole thing passed off very well but I wish it had been a nicer day. McMillan7 got the first golf prize + Crutchlow8 the 2nd.

1 Assume the Douglas Hotel, 49-57 Channel Street, Galashiels

2 James Morris Menzies (1871-1926), M.B., Ch.M. Edin., 1894, M.D., 1902, medical practitioner, of Ettrick Lodge, Selkirk

3 John Murray Hiddleston (1891-1954), L.R.C.P.S., L.R.F.P.S., medical practitioner, invalided out of the Royal Navy in 1916 he purchased the Selkirk Panel and Private practice of Dr John Wilson (about 1873-1916)

4 Thorburn is unidentified

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

6 Dr William Hamilton (1886-), M.C., M.B., Ch.B., medical practitioner Proprietor Occupier of a house Stanley Lodge, Roslin, Lasswade, Midlothian; he was the son of William Hamilton, farmer, and Amelia or Aimie Wilson Hamilton née Muir (about 1850-1920), daughter of John Muir, draper, and Charlotte Muir née Fleming

7 Assume John James McMillan (1879-1953), medical practitioner at Melrose

8 Crutchlow is unidentified

[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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