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

Cold dull morning N.E. wind. Rained heavily from 9.30 p.m. Baptie left by 9.30 for Shipton to bring back the Straker Squire1. David [Graham] drove me with the Swift to Fairnilee where he removed the girl Hall’s tonsils : Sunderland Hall Lodge to a lesioned in-growing toe nail (George Crooks) & to the house where he removed an epulis from Annie Gibbons’ jaw. I walked out to Buxton after. In the morning I saw Jack [Roberts] who is threatened with a nervous breakdown + advised him to have a complete rest. Magic Cave = Tomatoes + Plums. Colonel Turnbull (“Hot Pipes”) left his card2. Finished accounts.

1 Dr David Graham and his wife had left the car which broke down and also rather spoilt their holiday – see entry for 15 August 1919

2 Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Eyre ‘Hot Pipes’ Turnbull (1862-1927); ironfounder and soldier; he had been with the 23rd Battalion [Territorial], The Rifle Brigade at Multan, Punjab, and later Bareilly, United Provinces, during the First World War

[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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