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

Again there had been a little rain in the morning but it kept fair all day with some sunshine. N.E. still. I made some 7 town calls including Hospital + Gib. + Lum.1 Worked away at the history of the Lawson family + went up to the Churchyard to see the Tombstone.2 Sandy Inglis3 brough [sic] down pamphlets + papers re the [Semi] Jubilee.4 Helen5 cycled to Hawkshaw to call for Ann Scott.6 Madge Ogilvie

1 Gibson & Lumgair Ltd., woollen textile manufacturer, at St Mary’s Mill, Selkirk.

2 Four members of the Lawson family were ministers at Selkirk – the Reverend George Lawson (1749-1820), the Reverend Andrew Lawson (about 1792-1836), the Reverend George Lawson (1786-1849) and the Reverend John Lawson (about 1825-1898).

3 Sandy Inglis is unidentified though there were two men in Selkirk called Alexander Inglis and recorded in the Valuation Rolls, Alexander Charles Scott Inglis, savings bank actuary, who was Proprietor Occupier of a house Maryville, 38 Heath Park, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/142, Selkirk Burgh, page 142 of 644] and Alexander M Inglis postmaster who was Tenant Occupier of a house at 2 Marion Crescent [1923 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/406, Selkirk Burgh, page 406 of 644].

4 Dr Muir was researching information for the semi-jubilee social meeting at the Victoria Hall on Monday 23 October 1922 in honour of the Reverend Dr Andrew Ross (1871-1942), and a part of this appears to have been research into Ross’s predecessors the Lawson family.

5 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper.

6 Ann Scott of Hawkshaw is as yet unidentified.

[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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