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

The fine weather hasn’t lasted long. Today was dull + sunless + with some drizzling showers. I started out motoring to Mellalieu, Nichol, Finney + some others + then up to Broadmeadows to see Adam Inch1 who returned from Edinburgh on Wednesday + is quite well. Then I got message to Parker’s which took me a while. Came back by Bannerfield. At 1.45 started for Lilliesleaf called at Humes: saw Mrs H but no messages + came back via Greenhill at 2.45. David’s car does go. Was not out again. Did some work at Income Tax returns. Robert Scott (son of Andrew, Mavisbank) came in late with Hemiplegia.

1 See also diary entry for 6 April 1920; this is probably Adam Inch (1909-), son of John William Gibson Inch (c.1867-1939), farmer and tenant at Broadmeadows in 1920 Valuation Roll (though it has not been possible to rule out that it is Adam Inch (c.1877-1935), J W G Inch’s brother); Adam junior was born at Edrom, Berwickshire, John his father died at Pathhead, Midlothian

[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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