1 March 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Mild but very dull + Scotch mist till after midday W. [wind]. Motored out to Longmoss + found both patients better1: then to Beechwood Sawmill + Bowhill. Saw half a dozen town cases. Got at ledger + finished posting February at night. Examined two brothers Drummond from Lindean2 for the Commercial Union Insu. Co.3

1 See diary entry for 29 February 1920

2 John Drummond and Andrew Holmes Drummond, separate tenants at Lindean, Galashiels Parish [1920 Valuation Roll]

3 Commercial Union Life Assurance Company Ltd was incorporated in 1904 as the British General Insurance Company and became part of the Commercial Union Assurance Company Ltd in 1926. Aviva provide three fabulous s facts from its history; that in 1910 the company turned down the opportunity to insure actress Sarah Bernhardt, who was appearing at the London Coliseum that year, that in 1916 their board decided that women drivers would only be covered if tram companies paid an extra premium, and that in 1922 the company agreed to insure a wine and spirit trader in case prohibition was established in the UK [information courtesy of Aviva Group Archive

[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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