24 July 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Margt1 gave me my breakfast early + I came up to Glasgow by the 7.50. Booked my bag at Queen Street. + took a tram to [illegible word] which only cost 1½d instead of 3/6 or more for a cab or taxi. Taxied [?] from St Enoch’s, attended meetings2 + had lunch + tea at University3 [?]. Intended taking the 4 something to Wemyss Bay but could not leave the meeting so wired to Mrs D4 that I would be down with the 6.10 but before I could get a taxi I was too late so took train to St Enoch’s + waited for the 7.10 + took [illegible] a return ticket finding when I went for the train that it ran only on Saturdays! So I went to the Caledonian Hotel. ‘Phoned Mrs Dubs: got a room + a good dinner with half a bottle of port + made the best of it.

1 It is probable that Margaret is part of Dr Muir’s brother-in-law the Reverend James Rennie’s household at Ladyton, Prestwick, Ayrshire

2 Dr Muir was attending the 90th Annual Meeting of the British Medical Association, held in Glasgow in July 1922, see Annual Meeting At Glasgow: Programme.” The British Medical Journal, vol. 2, no. 3212, 1922, pp. 29–36. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/20420664. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022

2 The Editor suspects that this word is used twice, here and where it says that Dr Muir had lunch and tea, but has no idea what it reads – suggestions welcome

4 Margaret Forsyth Dubs, formerly Smith, née Arthur (1853-1935) who lived at a house called Woodbourne at Wemyss Bay, Inverkip, Renfrewshire; she was the widow of Frank Albert Dubs (1860-1920), engineer, who had moved from Glasgow to Yair Mansion, Caddonfoot, Selkirkshire but she had flitted again back to the west of Scotland sometime after 12 March 1921

[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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