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

Heavy showers at intervals all day. Pretty calm: chilly. Saw half a doz. town cases including Paterson at the Home who is rather better1. Got all my recent expenditure at Glasgow2 + payment of accounts + books entered up. Wrote Mrs Dunlop3 to thank her for the photo + to ask her to give me if possible Dunlop’s autograph4. Looked down to Wellwood at night.

1 John Paterson, millworker, of Inglis Close, Selkirk had been taken into the Muir & Graham medical co-partnership’s Wellwood Nursing Home the day before with pneumonia, see Dr Muir’s diary entry for 30 July 2022

2 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.

3 Edith Mary Dunlop née Sugden (1846-1926), the widow of Charles Walter Dunlop.

4 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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