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

Rather a better day : a fair amount of sunshine + perhaps a shade milder : but about 8.30 p.m. it began to rain. I got a man John Paterson from Inglis Close1 into Viewfield2 today with pneumonia. Went to Communion service. Wrote up my Glasgow diary3 + went to evening service. Magt Dunlop4 handed in the Photo of her father5 which is remarkably good.

1 John Paterson, millworker, was Inhabitant Occupier of a house at Inglis Close, Selkirk (between Fleshmarket Street and Back Row, visible and named on Ordnance Survey 1:500 scale, 10.56 ft to 1 mile, Selkirk Sheet XII.32, published [1866] and visible but not named on later OS 25” and 6” sheets) [1922 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/286, Selkirk Burgh, page 286 of 644].

2 Viewfield Nursing Home, Selkirk.

3 Dr Muir had been elected to represent the Edinburgh Branch, South-Eastern Counties Division of the British Medical Association at the Association’s annual conference held at Glasgow in July 1922, see Dr Muir’s diary for 3 May 1922.

4 Margaret Isabel Dunlop (1875-1965), daughter of Charles Walter Dunlop (1846-1922), East India Merchant, and Edith Mary Dunlop nee Sugden (1846-1926), of Whitmuirhall, Selkirk; her siblings were Walter Dunlop (1871-1941), Marion Edith Dunlop (1873-1958), Katherine Mary Dunlop (1874-1944), Margaret Isabel Dunlop (1875-1965), Charles Bertram Dunlop (1877-1960) and Janet Jardine Dunlop (1880-1956) [children all born in Yorkshire].

5 Charles Walter Dunlop (1846-1922), East India Merchant (elsewhere described as a “merchant stuff dealer”) of Whitmuirhall, Selkirk, had died 6 May 1922 at Selkirk, aged 76, and was buried at 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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