1 September 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

September has come in badly as regards weather. It was a misty morning + there had been a heavy dew but the sky didn’t clear like yesterday + rain fell, very heavily at times, from 11 o’clock. I cycled to Hospital, Tweed Mill + Forest Road. Forsyth’s cutter came at 11.30 + refitted my suit1. His name is Runciman2 + he told me he used to run at the Selkirk + Hawick Common Riding Games. I gave him some lunch + he left by the 12.55. I had intended cycling to Ramsaycleuch but David3 was going to Hindhope + he did it. I was in the house all the rest of the day. Wrote Dora4.

1 Forsyth was an Edinburgh tailor (perhaps R W Forsyth, outfitters at Princes Street) whom Dr Muir visited for fittings of a new suit on 20 and 26 July 1922 and who had asked Dr Muir to mark up his suit himself and send it in, something Muir refused to do (see diary entry for 10 August 1922).

2 Runciman is as yet unidentified.

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

4 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter.

[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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