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

Snow lying this morning + a little fell while I was dressing. It soon disappeared however + there was some sunshine but the S.W. [wind] was very cold + the barometer very low. I motored to Ladylands + Linglie Cottages + met D. [David Graham] at Dickson’s, Victoria Crescent where he removed a urethral caruncle. I spent the rest of the day working up my address for the Guild meeting tomorrow night. Bella1 in bed with asthma. H [Helen Muir] went to evening service + we supped at Wellwood2.

1 Isabella ‘Bella’ Paulin (1873-), Dr Muir’s housekeeper

2 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace was the home of John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior, Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir and their children Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’, John ‘Jock’, Louisa Jane, Stewart Muir and George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts, collectively known to Dr Muir as “The Wellwooders”

[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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