22 September 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

David [Graham] attended Jessie Henderson, Bowhill Lodge. D. had a case of [circumcision?] at Robert Miller, Glebe Terrace + I gave chlor[oform]. Motored Frank [Muir] via Curror Street + Hospital to Yair + back by Ettrickbank Mill. It was cold + wet. Wrote [the Reverend James] Rennie + sent him some Panatellas [cigars]. Got some peat briquettes from [Newman + Burns?], Edinburgh. Helen’s friend Gladys Harding arrived. She is accommodated in Helen’s room, Frank in Jean’s + Jean in front lumber room. We all (but Jean + Tina1) went to the cinema at night + I was called out to go up to see Lady Napier at Thirlestane. David not back till 1 a.m. this morning + did not get to bed till 2.

[Last word is from entry for following day]

1 Presumably the Christine (or Christina) Patrick referred to in Dr Muir’s diary entry for 20th September 1919; she is otherwise unidentified

[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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