7 October 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Dense fog : heavy dew. Lovely bright calm day. There wasn’t a leaf stirring. The weathercock pointed N.E. My cold rather better. David1 was away shooting with Dees.2 I saw Peter3 at Viewfield + walked on by Backfeus to Goslaw Green, Hospital, Raeburn Place, Halliday’s Park, Duncreay, Hill Street + Tait’s Hill. Had to go down in afternoon to see Mrs Dav. Judge, Forest Road.4 Only one person at Consultation. Wrote Margaret that I might be down at Prestwick on Monday.5

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

2 Robert Irwin Dees (1872-1923), landed proprietor, formerly a marine engineer, living at Faldonside, Galashiels.

3 Peter is unidentified.

4 Helen Judge née Simpson (about 1877-), wife of David Judge (about 1870-1956), millworker, who was Tenant Occupier at 105 Forest Road; they had married 7 August 1920 at Edinburgh [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/166, Selkirk Burgh, page 166 of 644].

5 Margaret, otherwise unidentified, may be the housekeeper (the overdue 1921 Census would help) to Dr Muir’s brother-in-law the Reverend James Rennie (1826-1924), of Ladyton, Prestwick.

[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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