11 June 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Stayed in bed all day as my toe was still very painful. D. [Dr David Graham] came up + I gave it another good coating of iodine. By evening it was decidedly better. I was delighted by a call from Harry Peddie1 who was out seeing Tom Anderson2. Nancy + Mrs Birch also called. There was a message to see Robert Beattie who has now gone to live at Broadmeadows Cottage. David had a confinement last night, a Mrs Hardie [sic], Ettrick Road3.

1 Henry Anderson ‘Harry’ Peddie (c.1859-), M.B., CM.

2 Thomas Scott ‘Tom’ Anderson (1852-1919), M.D., landed proprietor, of Ettrick Shaws, Kirkhope, which he had built in 1891 on 30 acres purchased from the Duke of Buccleuch [Source: Historic Environment Scotland LB49226]; Anderson was also father-in-law of William Henry ‘Will’ or ‘W H’ Ogilvie (1869-1963), poet and journalist

3 Robert Fletcher Hardy, born 10 June 1919 at Ettrick Road, Selkirk, son of John Hardy, woollen mill foreman, and Annie Hardy née Rodger, married 14 June 1918, Selkirk

[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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