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

Same fair weather. Motored to Yair + Fairnilee Lodge. Gave chlor[oform] at Viewfield for a circum[cision] (Allan Riddell). Saw a few town cases + did various things for going away. Had a surprise visit from Frank Muir + Dorothy1 on their way motoring from Faldon [?] to Moffat. Frank thinks he can do something to help us with the repair to the Swift. Wrote Swift asking them to send the part to them. Attended meeting of Hospital + Ambulance Committee. Was elected chairman of the latter. Helen was over at Abbotslea2 having tea with Jenny Smith3. Got some of my packing done.

1 Francis Frank Muir (1877-1972), electrical engineer and Dr Muir’s nephew, had married Dorothy Armitage (1873-1943), daughter of William Armitage, J.P., merchant, and Margaret Petrie Armitage née Mills, on 22 July 1909 at the Congregational Church, Bowden Downs, Bowden, Bucklow, Cheshire

2 Not identified

3 Conceivably Jenny Locke Smith (1882-1952) formerly of Viewfield, Lauriston Broomhill and Mauldsheugh, all Selkirk

[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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