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

Not a bad day but very little sun : raining at night. Saw 8-9 town cases + walked to the Moat1 + Deepslade2. Dined at Mauldsheugh3 + met a Col. + Mrs Stirling4 + Mrs M M Thorburn5, who brought me up in a motor.

1 Assume Motte, grid reference NGR NT458,268, which is identified as Moat in the 1886 Valuation Roll, see also Ordnance Survey 6 inch Selkirkshire Sheet XI.SE, published 1900.

2 Deepslaids, grid reference NGR NT485,268, south of Selkirk Common, see also Ordnance Survey 6 inch Selkirkshire Sheet XII.SW & SE, published 1900.XII.SW & SE

3 Mauldsheugh, 23 Yarrow Terrace, Selkirk, home of David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner.

4 Colonel and Mrs Stirling are unidentified.

5 Assume Mary Alison Thorburn née Brodie (1890-1979), wife of Malcolm Murray Thorburn (1889-1977), manufacturer and sometime soldier, married, 1916, St Giles, Edinburgh.

[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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