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

Cold dull + dry till evening when there was a little rain. Saw half a dozen town cases + spent more than two hours in the S.R. office1 going over old files to find out if John Lawson’s2 semi-jubilee was celebrated + found that it was by a service in the Vol. Hall in 1875.3 I was half frozen when I left.

1 Southern Reporter office, Selkirk.

2 The Reverend John Lawson (about 1825-1898), Presbyterian minister, son of the Reverend Andrew Lawson (about 1792-1936) and grandson of the Reverend George Lawson (1749-1819).

3 Dr Muir had been in the Library the day before trying to research 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).

[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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