28 November 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Same dull skies but not so cold though wind much stronger from N.W. Walked to Backfeus, Goslaw Green, Hospital, Pinegrove, Kirkwynd + Rosemount. Then cycled to Nest + Caddonfoot. Was settling down in the Smoke room after lunch when I got a message to William Dewar, Woll Rigg1 who had got his hand lacerated when sawing a branch off a tree. Motored there. David2 was in Edinburgh with Roughead3 seeing Ed. Bramwell.4

1 William Dewar, manager, was Inhabitant Occupier not rated of a house known as Wollrig, Ashkirk [1922 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/355, Selkirk County, page 355 of 611].

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

3 Dr Muir mentioned (25 November 1921 diary) that David Graham had new patients (“Dav. has been pretty busy + has got new patients, the Rougheads at Oakendean”), probably referring to Francis A Roughhead [sic] who was Tenant of a house at Newstead, Melrose (close to Oakendean); the best guess as to Roughead’s identity is that he was Francis Arthur Roughead (1892-1977), born Haddington, East Lothian and died Leicestershire, a Lieutenant 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) 1915-1918 who requested his medal ribbons in 1919 from Greycrook, St Boswells [birth, Roughead, Francis Arthur, 1892, 709 / 103, Haddington; 1921 Valuation Roll, VR011600033-/600, Roxburgh County, page 600 of 972; British Army World War I Medal Rolls, Index Cards, 1914-1920].

4 Professor Edwin ‘Ed’ Bramwell (1873-1952), M.B., F.R.S.E, F.R.C.P.E., L.L.D., Scottish neurologist, a First World War specialist in brain injuries and shell-shock and President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 1933-1935.

[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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