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

Cold N.W. wind. Bright in morning but dull after + a little rain. David [Graham, co-partner] + Norah1 returned. Baptie2 met them at Gala. Saw Mrs Nichol3 with D. + cycled to Bannerfield, Rockville. Dressed Currie4 along with D. at night. Examined Dundas for Scottish Widows. In afternoon cycled to Faldonside + on to Newstead where I had tea with Guy, H. + D. Got a shower coming back. Busy consult hour. Dora [Muir] better. Bella5 in bed.

1 Norah Campion Graham née West (1887-1971), wife of Dr David Charteris Graham (1889-1963), medical practitioner

2 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir

3 Mrs Nichol, Yarrow Terrace, had an operation on 17 April 1920

4 Robert Currie (about 1857-1923), hosiery manufacturer

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

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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