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

Very little doing. David [Graham, co-partner] got a message on Friday to Hutton, Raeside but fortunately before he went discovered it was “Braeside” to see Edith’s kid1. Today I gave chlor[oform] to Mrs Menhuth [?] for removal of urethral caruncle. I then cycled to Yair where I had to open the cycling in Dub’s [?]2. I went to evening service + Dora [Muir] + I supped at Elmpark.

1 Presumably Alice Holt Scott Noble (1916-), daughter of Edith Alice Scott Noble née Hutton (1893-1974), wife of Robert Scott Noble, tweed manufacturer, they had married in 1914; Edith herself was the daughter of George Sime Hutton, tweed manufacturer, and Alice Hutton née Holt

2 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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