13 July 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Showery in forenoon but fair after with a strong N.W. wind which actually raised dust. David [Graham] operated on Mrs Malkin’s baby1 for hernia at 11 + it took a long time. I saw a town list of 11 + St Mary’s + Under Mills2 walking + got home to my tea at 3.15 feeling very tired + seedy, was not out again. Had a snooze in Smoke room. Dora wired that she was coming tomorrow + bringing Aunt Tina3. Gave Helen [Muir] money to pay the books.

1 Assume Cyril J Leslie Malkin, born at Selkirk earlier in 1920, son of Joseph Frank Malkin and Jeanie Clark Christie who had married 1916 at Selkirk

2 Under Mill has not been identified but Dr Muir made the same visit on 29 September 1915 “Saw 19 cases (including St Mary’s & Under Mills) & cycled to Ashiestiel, Yair & Sunderland Hall.”

3 Christina Robertson ‘Tina’ Patrick née Rodger (c.1846-1924), daughter of Peter Rodger (1804-1888), of Selkirk, solicitor and local government official; married David Patrick, solicitor; of Hamilton but at Selkirk, 1901 Census

[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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