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

A pretty sunny day but wind chilly W. to N.W. Started at 9 + motored to Sundhope (W Barrie [?] + abscess discharging) over Swire to Fauldshope. Richie Ritchie1, Glebe Terrace, Mellalieu2, then Barnes, Curror Street. In house all afternoon. Picked corns etc. Went to evening service with Jean + Dora [Muir]; a framed scroll of men belonging to the Church who were killed in the War was dedicated. Rang up Thomson about Mellalieu’s kid. Wrote Lady Napier giving details of account1. Dav. [Graham, co-partner] looked in late on return from Lilliesleaf.

1 See diary entry for 8 May 1920

2 To see the seriously ill Dorothy Mary, born 6 November 1919 at Roseneuk, Selkirk, daughter of William Norman Mellalieu, music teacher and organist, and his wife Judith Hardwick

3 See also diary entry for 12 May 1920

[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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