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

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]

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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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