13 January 1920 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 Lane [?] + on to Yair + Sunderland Hall. Spent most of the afternoon at the accounts. D. [David] 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 [post cards] to Jean + Dora2 about patients at Bangour + Craigleith3 viz James 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

2 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), and Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse; Dr Muir’s eldest and youngest daughters respectively

3 Bangour Village Hospital, a psychiatric hospital at Dechmont, West Lothian and Craigleith, now the Western General Hospital

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]

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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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