6 December 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

My right side feeling rather painful as a result, I suppose, of a pull I got on Saturday getting over a wire fence. I motored to Woll Rigg + took out 2 stitches from Dewar’s hand.1 [text deleted] Came back by Hartwoodmyres + went to Doig’s funeral which was a midday one + largely attended.2 Henderson3, Somerville4, McLay5, Kennedy6 + Menzies7 were there. I felt very stiff + sore + movements caused by coughing + using my right arm were painful. It was a dry rather pleasant day.

1 William Dewar, Woll Rigg, Ashkirk, who had his hand lacerated when sawing a branch off a tree. 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 William Doig (1859-1922), M.B., M.D. (Edin.), of Roxburgh Street, Galashiels [Galashiels Almanac and Directory] and at Bridge Street, Galashiels [1920 Valuation Roll]. Born 25 Jun 1859, died 3 Dec 1922. Married to Jane Wilhelmina Gibson. Statutory BMDs and The Doig Family Society https://www.doig.net/DAVE1750.htm Scottish Medical Service Emergency Committee Intimation, 1916, SMC/3/4/1/3 5:6, states “16 Bridge Street, Galashiels, Major RAMCT, The above-mentioned Practitioner is on Service as stated”

3 Percy James Henderson (1871-1935), M.B., medical practitioner, at Church Street, Galashiels, 1920 Valuation Roll; married 1892, Edinburgh, Annie or Hannah Jane Millin.

4 James William Somerville (1866-1934), medical practitioner, of Galashiels, son of Robert Somerville (about 1835-1905), J.P., M.D., F.R.S.C.E., medical practitioner, of Galashiels.

5 Kenneth McLay (1889-1964), M.D., D.P.H., medical practitioner at Galashiels from about 1921; later chairman of the Borders Board of Management.

6 William Nicol Watson Kennedy (1888-1961), O.B.E., M.D. Edinburgh, M.R.C.P.Ed., D.P.E., medical officer of health and school medical officer for Selkirkshire circa 1921 but by June 1921 recorded in a similar role in Croydon, Surrey (1921 Census taken 19 June 1921).

7 James Morris Menzies (1871-1926), M.B., Ch.M., M.D., medical practitioner, of Ettrick Lodge, Selkirk.

[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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