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

A fresh sprinkling of snow this morning but it was fresh + raining during the day + at night. Motored to Bleachfield Road, Glebe Terrace + on to Yair + Sunderland Hall. Spent most of the afternoon at the accounts. D. [Dr David Graham] was in the town. Carlota Rodger1 has suddenly had to leave for Cape Town on a visit + called for a certificate of health. Sent P.C.s [postcards] to Jean + Dora [Muir] about patients at Bangor + Craigleith viz. Jas. Jamieson + John Smith at former + James Ballantyne at latter.

1 Elizabeth Charlotte ‘Carlota’ Rodger (1884-), Dr Muir’s wife’s 1st Cousin Once Removed, at Bridgelands, Selkirk, 1901 Census and wartime V.A.D. at Bowhill [SBA/657/20/48]; the Southern Reporter later noted that she was a Red Cross VAD “with over 1000 hours’ voluntary service” in an article ‘Selkirkshire V.A.D.’S.’, the Southern Reporter, 6 April 1922

1 Bangour Village Hospital was a psychiatric hospital near Dechmont, West Lothian and Craigleith Hospital, now the Western General, previously Craigleith Poor Law Hospital and the 2nd Scottish General Hospital

[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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