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

Dark foggy day + an almost continuous slight drizzle. Very calm. S [wind]. Saw some town cases + motored to Woll Rigg. Dewar’s hand1 is doing splendidly. Baptie2 motored Helen3 down to Melrose to see Mrs Kennedy4 + she returned by train.

1 William Dewar, Woll Rigg, Ashkirk, who had his hand lacerated when sawing a branch off a tree on 28 November 1922. William Dewar, a manager, was recorded as Inhabitant Occupier not rated of a house known as Wollrig, Ashkirk [1922 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/355, Selkirk County, page 355 of 611].

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

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

4 Assume Mary Balfour Kennedy née Alison (1889-1978), wife of William Nicol Watson Kennedy, 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).

[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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