8 February 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A much duller day than yesterday. It was our Communion but I was prevented from getting to either service by Mrs Malkin (Jeannie Christy) who, after hanging on all day, had a S. [son] at 5.401. I gave chlor[oform] to Maggie Warwick whom D. [Dr David Graham, co-partner] curetted at the Home + saw a few town cases. Jack, Nancy + Johnny Ingles2 (who was hunting yesterday) came for supper. Yesterday the ground remained hard in the shade but today the frost quite disappeared.

1 Cyril John Leslie Malkin, born 8 February 1920 at 23 Market Place, Selkirk, son of Jeannie Clark Malkin née Christie and Joseph Malkin, motor mechanic; the parents had married 14 October 1916 at St John’s Episcopal Church, Selkirk

2 This is conceivably John Ingles, designer, noted as Proprietor of a house at Kirkwynd, Selkirk but also an address at Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury [Valuation Roll, 1919]; details: John Ingles (1861-1929), woollen mill designer, son of Walter Ingles, shoemaker, and Mary Ingles née Scott, and married to Alice Scott

[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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