Not much rain but damp + sunless. Saw Gordon Ross1 with David.2 His symptoms are favourable. Motored to Heathpark, Forest Road, Dunsdale, Ashybank, Hospital + Curror Street. Drew £112 from Bank for Rates (? + Parish) + paid some accounts. Ordered cigarettes for David + a book on Fox Hunting for Jack.3 Jock looked in at dinner time.4 He has had concussion from a kick on the head.4
1 James ‘Gordon’ Ross (1903-1994), the son of the Reverend Andrew Ross (1871-1942) and Elizabeth Elder Ross née Sinclair (1875-1939) had a motorbike accident the day before, see Dr Muir’s diary entry for 18 December 1922.
2 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., Ch.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner.
3 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), mill owner and Provost of Selkirk, later knighted.
4 John ‘Jock’ Roberts (1904-1950), son of John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir.
5 This may be a sign that Jock Roberts had already developed an appetite for risk. In 1937, when a woollen manufacturer, he took a flying certificate and he died relatively young in a climbing accident.
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]