7 June 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Letter from Helen [Muir] to say she was coming home on Wednesday + later a wire that she would come tomorrow. Message to see Cath. Duff1, house tablemaid at Faldonside. Gave her a hypo of Heroin over the Sacrum + left. When I was at Bridgeheugh the gardener came cycling to ask me to go back. Jessie [Brack Boyd2] had got frightened at the effect of the Heroin. As she was leaving for Rodono1 this afternoon I promised to go down again which I did at 5. Had some 3 Vaccinations at night.

1 Not identified

2 Jessie Milne Brack Boyd (1867-1961), of Faldonside, plantswoman and gardener

3 It is not obvious why Jessie Boyd chose Rodono [Ettrick, Valuation Roll, though Canmore states Yarrow], the majority of which was owned by Hugo Richard Charteris (1857-1937), 11th Earl of Wemyss and March, unless she has gone to stay long term at the Rodono Hotel

[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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