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

Saw half a dozen town cases (including Nancy) cycling. Willie Alexander came to lunch + we had a fine crack + smoke after. He has been cycling quite a lot including excursions to Potburn, Loch Skeen + Dobb’s [Dob’s] Linn. After he left I walked out to Briarbank. It was a fine day. David [Graham, co-partner] has been calculating our income + expenditure for our first year [as a co-partnery]. Income £2050 [minus] expenses 574 5 10 [equals] £1475 14 2 [thus] net share of each £737 17 1. Of my share I have still to draw £179 4 6 which I did today + banked it.

1 Nancy Roberts née Muir, Dr Muir’s daughter took a fall from her horse at Gala Rig on 30 September 1919 and, according to Dr Muir at the time, suffered “slight concussion”; she had still appeared unwell on the 9th October, see preceding diary entry

[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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