1 October 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Calm dull morning. Wind S. Very dark in afternoon + raining. 3 operations at Mauldsheugh. An excision of breast in a Mrs Elliot, Lilliesleaf: fistula in May Pearson + tonsils in a child of Jack Brown: then D. [Dr David Graham] motored Alice Smith + me to Fauldshope + examined the baby. Saw some town cases after. Posted Sept[ember] into ledger. Nancy going on all right but keeping to her bed. Jack motored Jock to School + took in a Mail2. Norah [Graham?] went with him.

1 Assume Alice Barbara Stewart Smith (1892-1970) of the Firs, Selkirk, daughter of Patrick Smith (1858-1930), advocate, and Alice Smith née Paterson (1863-1943); she qualified M.B., Ch.B., worked as a ‘missionary doctor’ and died in India aged almost 80

2 The editors assume that this is Jack Roberts junior, John ‘Jock’ Roberts (1904-1950) his eldest son and Norah Graham, Dr Graham’s wife; the two adults helping out during the rail strike by taking a consignment of mail which would normally have been moved by train

[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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