11 December 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Still fresh + wet. River very big. Motored to Shawpark, Ashybank, Dunsdale, Beechwood + Bowhill where I saw the Duchess re Red X [Cross]. Scurrilous letter in ‘Reporter’ about Jack insinuating that he was taking advantage of a Medic’s cert[ificate] to shirk his work as Provost while he went hunting. Pollok [Pro. Fiscal] considered it almost libellous. Dav. [Dr David Graham, co-partner] attended Mrs Henderson (Nelly Thomson).

1 Helen Broadfoot ‘Nellie’ Henderson née Thomson (1880-1960) gave birth to a daughter Helen Broadfoot Henderson on 11 December 1919; Nellie had married James Henderson at Hill Street, Selkirk, on 13 December 1907

[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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