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

It had apparently rained during the night but it kept fair all day with a good deal of sunshine + strong W. wind. Cycled round town + made 5 visits. Was over at Viewfield when the drains are all turned up. Cycled to Newtown to annual meeting of Branch: 14 present, Luke1, Chairman, retired + Fleming2 took the Chair. Henderson3 elected Vice. Stiff ride home. Miss Turnbull4 (nurse) came to stay for a few days.

1 Thomas Davy (or Davey) Luke (1873-1922), medical practitioner – at St Ronan’s in 1920; a Cornishman, he died at Bristol

2 Not identified

3 Percy J Henderson (fl.1920), medical practitioner – at Church Street, Galashiels in 1920

4 There was a previous reference to a Nurse Turnbull of Rinkhope in November 1919 but she is otherwise unidentified

[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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