David MacBeth Moir (1798 - 1851)

David MacBeth Moir (1798 - 1851)
David MacBeth Moir (1798 - 1851)

Scotland, Campie School, Campie School, Musselburgh, Midlothian, near Edinburgh, an ornate and heavy silver Prize medal in Memory of David MacBeth Moir

Bare head of Moir left, against stippled background, the Greek letter Delta below (his nom de plume), IN MEMORIAM – OBIT MDCCCL1, rev  engraved inscription, NUMISMA MOIRIANUM ADAMO LOGAN PUERO OPTIME MERITO CONDISCIPULORUM IN SCHOLA CAMPIENSI DUCI DONATUM PRAECEPTORE A. BALFOUR MDCCCLXI, maker’s mark of John Law [Edinburgh], an elaborate leafed rim around, 62mm.
 
Extremely fine, scrolled suspension loop and ring, in fitted case of issue, the label of John Law & Sons in the interior lid 
 
Note    David Macbeth Moir (1798 - 1851), Scottish physician and writer, was born at Musselburgh, studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, taking his degree in 1816. Entering into partnership with a Musselburgh doctor he practised there until his death. He was a contributor of both prose and verse to the magazines, and particularly, with the signature of Delta, to Blackwood's Magazine. Musselburgh boasts a Campie House, now a convalescent home and a Campie Primary School, but this was not founded till the early 20th century.  Alas, I have been unable to unravel any further information.
 

£250.00