15 January 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Very little town work but a lot of county. I got a note yesterday from Mrs Elliot, Newhall asking me to see And. [Andrew1] as [Dr] Henderson laid up + his assistant is a young chap. I saw 4 or 5 town cases + cycled there coming back by Hosp[ital]. Then D. [David] went to Shielshaugh taking his patient Mr Robinson (we had to use the Swift as the Ford won’t go2). Later he got a message to Mr Stewart, Lewenshope + went there + later he got another to Rinkhope + I to Yair. D. [David] took Adam Scott’s car + I went over at 9 in the Swift to Dubs3. Helen [Muir] left for Hamilton this morning. It was a fresh mild day.

1 Elliot of Newhall, Caddonfoot: the tenants were Andrew Taylor Elliot and Walter Pringle Elliot [1919 Valuation Roll]

2 The Swift Motor Company made Swift Cars in Coventry, England, 1900-1931

3 Frank Albert Dubs (1860-1920), engineer and locomotive builder, later of ‘private means’, with nine servants [source: 1911 census], born Anderston, Glasgow

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

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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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