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

Still fine though not so much sunshine. Saw 7 town cases + cycled to Broadmeadows, Fauldshope and Ettrickbridgend. Autumn tints at heir finest. In afternoon got all the D.D.M.S.1 accounts for 2 quarters made out. Helen [Muir] went with Mrs Mackintosh to a concert in Victoria Hall2. Nancy [Roberts née Muir] came to tea feeling very nervous + in tears, all the result of her fall3. Baptie delivering accounts. D. [Dr David Graham] got new hood for the Straker Squire [car].

1 Deputy Director Medical Services

2 Agnes Mackintosh, née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk; the concert has not been identified

3 Nancy Roberts took a fall from her horse at Gala Rig on 30 September 1919 and, according to Dr Muir at the time, suffered “slight concussion”

[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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