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

Munro appointed Lord Justices Clerk1 14th [2]

Poured from morning till night without intermission. I could do nothing but sit + read by the fire. Towards evening I walked along to the P.O. [Post Office] + wired for Baptie3 to start at 7 tomorrow + come over here. Eddie Miller4 was to have come along but it was too wet. Wind S.S.E. + stronger.

1 Robert Munro (1868-1955) 1st Baron Alness, GBE, PC, QC, DL, Scottish lawyer, judge and Liberal politician, who served as Secretary for Scotland (1916-1922) and was in 1922 appointed Lord Justice Clerk, the second most senior judge in Scotland after the Lord President of the Court of Session.

2 The London Gazette states 17 October 1922 [The London Gazette, 20 October 1922, Issue 32757, page 7369].

3 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir.

4 Edward Caird ‘Eddie’ Miller (1864-1927), iron and steel founder, of Redstone, Prestwick [Monkton, Ayr], widower of Jessie Logan Miller née Rennie (1860-1920) Dr Muir’s niece.

[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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