21 April 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

See Wednesday April 21st [this has been corrected in the transcript]

Cold N. to N.W. wind: some rain at midday + in afternoon: sunny intervals. Cycled to Yarrow Terrace + in town but was stopped by rain. Was at Wellwood to see Timmy1 who hears is rather [illegible]. Went to Child Welfare + said something about artificial feeding [?]. Then motored to Bannerfield, Ravensheugh + Thirladean. Had to go + dress Mrs Nichol, Yarrow Terrace in evening as Nurse Beck was taking a case to Edinburgh. Dora [Muir] fairly installed as housekeeper + doing well + seems happier2.

1 Assume George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005), Dr Muir’s grandson

2 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), Dr Muir’s youngest daughter, was a nurse overseas for a large part of the First World War and then had a love affair with a doctor that ended unhappily

[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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