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

Still showery: kept pretty fair in forenoon. Heavy rain between 4 + 5. Motored to Middles1 + cycled to Philiphaugh Stables. Spoke to Mrs Steel2 who came in driving her motor. David brought And Gave gas for a case of Tonsils + Adenoids at Viewfield at 9.30. David [Graham] brought “Pussy” Stewart3 (who cycled from Clovenfords) to see the Home [Viewfield] + some of the cases. Stewart came across here + had tea. David [Graham] came in after + went over the cases. He leave [sic] for London tonight.

1 Mark Sprot (1881-1946), landowner and army officer (captain, 1916 and major, 1920) was at Middles, Lilliesleaf, 1920 VR

2 Assume The Hon. Vere Mabel Cornwallis (1889-1964), daughter of Fiennes Stanley Wykeham Cornwallis, 1st Baron Cornwallis and Mabel Leigh, and wife of Samuel Strang Steel of Philiphaugh

3 Referred to as Stuart elsewhere in the diary, otherwise unidentified but, conceivably, Dr Muir’s very first locum or, perhaps, John Struthers Stewart (c.1846-1930), L.R.C.P.S., medical practitioner, sometime of Merchiston Place and of Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh who would have been a near-contemporary of Dr Muir at Medical School

[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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