4 January 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir of Selkirk

Dav. was called up at 5 a.m. to see Carnegie Alexander who had an unconscious turn + he was sent for again in the forenoon1. After sick parade he came to breakfast + we arranged the work. I was not out [at] all + got a lot of clerical work done + sat mostly in the Smoke Room. Paid various moneys + wrote Dora + Guy2. D. [Dr David Graham] was at Thirladean + Bluecairn. It was a raw day with some sleet + the roads were very slippy. Helen, Nancy + Mark walked to Faldonside + had lunch with Jessie Boyd3. It was very wet as they came home.

1 David Carnegie Alexander aka ‘Carnegie Alexander’ (1856-1928); solicitor, often described by Dr Muir as D.C.A.

2 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), one of Dr Muir’s daughters, nursing in the Baltic and Gavin Struthers ‘Guy’ Muir (1846-1927), Dr Muir’s brother

3 Jessie Milne Brack Boyd (1867-1961); of Faldonside, plantswoman and gardener

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]

Published by


Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s