17 May 1923 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Clear bright morning + a fair amount of sunshine during the day but a most biting N. to N.W. wind more like December than May. Walked to Hospital, Mill Street + Buccleuch Road + some cases in Backrow +c. Went to meeting of Panel Committee1 in Railway Hotel.2 All the Gala men but Henderson there3, also Menzies4 + Hiddleston.5 Dav.6 asked me to go to Broadmeadows to see John Scott7 + I cycled up + back an hour ten minutes including the call.

1 The local panel of the British Medical Association.

2 The Railway Hotel Dr Muir is referring to is the Station Hotel, Station Road, Selkirk, Canmore ID 100365 and grid reference NGR NT46663,28769 (still standing).

3 The medical practitioners at Galashiels at this time were Edward Munro Tyrrell (1864-1940), James William Somerville (1866-1934), Kenneth McLay (1889-1964), William Andrew Weatherhead (1893-1962) and Percy James Henderson (1871-1935), but not Percy Syme Henderson (1900-1978), Percy’s son, who qualified M.B., Ch.B. Edin. in 1924 and returned to Galashiels thereafter, nor William Doig (1859-1922) who had died six months before.

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

5 John Murray Hiddleston (1891-1954), L.R.C.P.S., L.R.F.P.S., medical practitioner.

6 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., Ch.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner.

7 John B Scott, Inhabitant Occupier of a house at Broadmeadows, Selkirk, 1922 VR011700009-, but otherwise so far unidentified.

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/26, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1923]

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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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