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

Strong S.W. wind + a little rain between 5 + 7, the first since this day week. I cycled in the town + then to Hospital + Faldonside. Saw Peggy Lockie1 off in the ambulance to Manor Vale [sic] Sanatorium2. Her mother + Nurse Beck3 went with her. In the afternoon got my hair cut + cycled to Smedheugh. Dundas called with a message to a Mrs Black at Gordon Arms. David [Graham] went up + took his sister Isa with him. Connie Patrick4 arrived at 6. Got letter from Jean5 + wrote her about ham which never arrived.

1 Margaret ‘Peggy’ Lockie (1903-1921), daughter of Walter Lockie and Margaret Lockie née Scott of Forest Road, Selkirk

3 In 1902 Caverhill, Manor, Peeblesshire was turned into a sanitorium for the ‘open-air treatment of lung TB carried out in specially constructed Pavillions …’ – see ‘The Source of Manor’ by Lyne & Manor Youth Group ISBN 0 9537206 08, printed by Kelso Graphics 1999 and Ordnance Survey Six Inch Peebles-shire Sheet XIII.SW, published 1900

3 Nurse Beck has appeared from time to time in Dr Muir’s diary from at least 1914

4 Constance Mary ‘Connie’ Patrick (1882-1968), born Hamilton, Lanarks, the daughter of David Patrick, writer, and Christina Robertson Patrick née Rodger

5 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter

[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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