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

Some snow on hills this morning : occasional rain + in the evening some sleet + hail. Not much wind. Gordon Ross1 had a spill from his motor bike at Galashiels + was taken into Henderson the dentist’s home2 + attended by Somerville.3 I told his father who went to Gala + brought Gordon over to Viewfield.4 He has a fracture of the [illegible] but no bad symptoms. I made 11 town calls. Paid M + G5 Income Tax = £171 : 3 : 7. + arranged my own taxes + some accounts for payment. Mrs Steel6 came to tea + inspected the Brownies.

1 James ‘Gordon’ Ross (1903-1994), son of the Reverend Andrew Ross (1871-1942) and Elizabeth Elder Ross née Sinclair (1875-1939).

2 Thomas Syme Henderson (1878-1962), dental surgeon, of Abbotsford Road, Galashiels.

3 James William Somerville (1866-1934), medical practitioner, of Galashiels.

4 Viewfield, Selkirk, the Muir & Graham medical co-partnership’s nursing home.

5 The Muir & Graham medical co-partnership.

6 Assume the Hon. Vere Mabel Strang Steel née Cornwallis (1889-1964), daughter of Fiennes Stanley Wykeham Cornwallis, 1st Baron Cornwallis and Mabel Leigh (1866-1957), married Samuel Strang Steel, 3 August 1910.

[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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