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

Back to wet again. There was no heavy rain but a drizzle nearly all day. Wind slight S.W. There was a message to Crook Cottage1 + another to Hangingshaw. David [Graham] did them + Sundhope. Old Wilson2 at Fauldshope died last night. Saw some town cases. Spent the afternoon making out return of mileage + patients over 2 miles for Selkirk + Roxburgh. Lady Napier paid £30 to account protesting3.

1 Crook Cottage, Overkirkhope, Ettrick, grid reference NGR NT217,123

2 James Wilson, farmer, died 11 May 1920 at Fauldshope, Kirkhope, aged 88; he was the son of William Wilson, farmer, and Isabella Meikle and widower of Margaret Robb, his death was registered by James Wilson, grandson, and certified by “John S Muir M.B. &c”

3 Clarice Jessie Evelyn Napier née Hamilton (1881-1951), the Hon. Lady Napier had been questioning her account, see diary entry for 9 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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