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

Pouring this morning very heavily but faired in afternoon. Saw some town cases, hospital + Gib. + Lum.1 Only three cases in Hospital 1 D. + 2 S2. Spent a lot of time making out a list of the Ordnance Maps (Lowlands). Cycled to Whitmuirhall with Communion Cards for 2 of the servants = Miss [illegible] + Jane Dodds3. Her father has gone to the Priory4. Called for Mrs Dunlop5 + got a first rate photo of Charles6 from her.

1 Gibson & Lumgair Ltd., woollen textile manufacturer, at St Mary’s Mill, Selkirk.

2 Diphtheria and Scarlet fever which had been prevalent locally for a long time by July 1922.

3 Neither of the two servants has (yet) been identified though it may possible to do so when the 1921 Census is published later this year.

4 The Editor suspects that this means he has gone to work at The Priory, Ettrick Road, Selkirk, home of the Lumgair family but this probably cannot be proven until the 1921 Census is published later this year.

5 Edith Mary Dunlop née Sugden (1846-1926), the daughter of John Greenwood Sugden and Mary Halton Sugden née Brewitt, married 1842, Billericay, Essex, died 21 November 1926 at 24 Inverleith Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian [sources: parents’ marriage: Sugden, John Greenwood and Brewitt, Mary Halton, Sep Quarter 1842, Billericay, Essex 12 23; birth Sep Quarter 1846, Keighley 23 383; death 1926, 685/1 244, St Bernard].

6 Charles Walter Dunlop (1846-1922), East India Merchant (elsewhere described as a “merchant stuff dealer”) of Whitmuirhall, Selkirk, died 6 May 1922 at Selkirk, aged 76, buried Ashkirk Parish Churchyard [death 1922, 778/ 43, Selkirk].

[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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