3 May 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

S.W. gale all night + all day with blasts of rain. The wind tended to N.W. at night: glass rising rapidly. Motored to Rockville, Faldonside, Sunderland Hall Gardens + Stables [and] Bannerfield. Dav. [Graham, co-partner] intended going to Shorthope to operate on Mrs Anderson for appendicitis but finally decided to bring her down. She came to the Home + I went there at 4.30 + gave Chlor[oform]. Nurse McGilligan1 from Rockville kindly came down + helped. Got Income Tax Return completed + sent away.

1 According to Dr Muir’s diary of 27 April Nurse McGilligan at Rockville knew Dora Muir

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]

Published by


Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s