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

Heavy rain during night + this morning. River full + coloured. Faired after in forenoon + a N. to N.W. wind dried up the roads. It was not nearly as warm. Dav. [Graham, co-partner] in bed with diarrhoea. Motored to Forest Road, Dunsdale + Sunderland Hall East Lodge + Curror Street + went to morning service. Was called hurriedly about 4.30 to a boy who had fallen in the river at the “Wee Haugh”, cycled right down O.B. [Old Bridge] Road but could find no trace of any accident. Looked in on D. [Graham]. Went to evening service. Do. [Dora] + I supped at Wellwood. Vaccinated Nancy, Wallace [?] + Tim. Jack1 in London.

1 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), her youngest child, George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005), Wallace, an unidentied person possibly one of the staff, and John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), Nancy’s husband and Tim’s father

[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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