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

Very cold today N.E. wind. I was half frozen watching the Cricket Match between Sam Steel’s XI1 + a Border team to celebrate the Jubilee of the Cricket field. There was a turn out of the County. Lord Douglas2, Lord Dalkeith3 +c were playing. I came away at 1 when they stopped for lunch + Mrs Mack4 gave me a lift up. I was at the Hospital in the morning + had to go back in the afternoon for a case of Diphtheria from Kirkwynd. Geo. Leithead5 who has not been out of the house for years was there + I had to relieve him for retention on his way home.

1 Samuel ‘Sam’ Strang Steel (1882-1961), 1st Baronet, M.P., J.P., T.D., Lord Lieutenant of Selkirk 1948-1958.

2 Lord Douglas is not identified.

3 Walter John Montagu Douglas Scott (1894-1973, at this time Earl of Dalkeith he became 8th Duke of Buccleuch and 10th Duke of Queensberry in 1935.

4 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk.

5 Assume George Leithead (about 1850-1929), woollen winder, who was was Tenant Occupier at 5 or 6 Curror Street, Selkirk; his wife Mary Anne Leithead née Turnbull had died at 6 Curror Street in 1913 and Dr Muir had certified her death [Census, 1911, 778/ 6/ 14; wife’s death, 1913, 778/ 10; 1922 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/315, Selkirk Burgh, page 315 of 644].

[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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