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

Baptie took the Ford to Stow + cycled back1. Made 21 town calls including Scott, Manorhill [Philiphaugh2] + twice at Hospital where I sent Mona McIntyre with Diphtheria. Thought I would get at the accounts but never was able. Had to see Mr [?] Currie, Bythorn3, in the evening + Murdoch was not so well but he has passed the catheter himself. David did very little but for the Shawmount but he saw a lot of men at the Victoria Hall in the morning for demobilisation. It was fresh.

1 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929); driver for Dr Muir, his son had died in 1918

2 For Scott of Manorhill, assume James Scott, coachman, only resident recorded there on 1919 Valuation Roll, the property is visible on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch Selkirkshire Sheet XI.NE, revised 1897, published 1900

3 Byethorn, Selkirk, home of the Currie family and where the Selkirk High School is now; it is difficult to be confident as to whom Dr Muir is attending, it could be Mr Robert Currie (about 1857-1923), woollen hosiery manufacturer (but not his wife Mary Currie née Murray who had died 15 June 1916 at Byethorn, Selkirk) or perhaps one of the Misses Currie, Christina (c.1870-), Jane M (c.1877-) or Wilhelmina (1883-).

[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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