24 May 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Only 4 town patients seen today, 2 by D. [Dr David Graham, co-partner] + 2 by me. Cycled to Henderland to see Isa Mitchell about her application for Paisley Hospital1. Was stopped at Yarrowford to ‘phone to Mrs Dubs2. Lovely day. A little S.W. wind. Saw [illegible word] chasing  a cock pheasant at Dryhope. Got back at 3 to find message to Thirlestane. Motored up. Lord N [Napier] was drinking in London. Dav. was at Sunderland Hall stable + then at Lilliesleaf + Dryden. Twice at Old Mill Farm (Mrs Turnbull [illegible word]) + had to go up to Ettrick Shaws at night. Helen, Nancy + Stewart cycled to Ettrickbridgend. Had tea at Hawkshaw + then went over the Swire + down Yarrow.

1 The editor assumes that this is Isabella Mitchell, born 7 September 1894, at Henderland, Megget, Selkirkshire; daughter of James Mitchell, farmer and Margaret Mitchell née Mitchell, who had married 14 December 1883 at Yarrow

2 The editor assumes this is a call in relation to the health of 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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