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

There had been nothing pressing in my absence + David [Graham, co-partner] had been busy chiefly with his surgical cases at Mauldsheugh + the Home. I saw 4 town cases + cycled to Bowhill where there was a message to see Mrs Ordish1. Afterwards I ran down to Bridgelands to see old James Hardie2. Helen was at a dance at the Firs3. Jack motored her there.

1 Hannah Ordish (about 1845-1920), housekeeper at Bowhill

2 James Hardie, retired, was Inhabitant Occupier not rated at Bridgelands Lodge, Galashiels in 1920 Valuation Roll

3 Home of the Smith family – Patrick Smith, advocate, Alice Smith née Paterson and Alice B S Smith

* As a footnote to a previous entry, on this day Stanley J H Durnford was born at 20 Melville Street, Edinburgh, the son of Norman Stanley M Durnford of Stoke Bishop, Bristol, managing director of a limited company, and Agnes Durnford née Harper, married 2 July 1918 at Edinburgh

[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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