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

Poured all night. Fair in morning but showers during the day. Ettrick in top flood. Saw John Nicolson1 morning + evening and washed out his bladder. Saw Dav. [Graham, co-partner] open an abscess for a man Foster. Went to Co-op + St Mary Mills [sic], Ashybank, Clifton Road + Knowepark. Was at home in afternoon sought to see Bourke2, Kirkwynd. The girls all walked to Lauriston twice. P.C. [postcard] from Jean to say the ham was posted.

1 John Nicholson (c.1858-1920), woollen mill foreman, retired, of 32 High Street, Selkirk, son of James Nicholson, woollen mill worker, and Isabella Nicholson née Armstrong, and widower of Margaret Beattie, he was suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis and chronic cystitis

2 Possibly John Bourke, 11 Kirk Wynd, Selkirk, 1920 Valuation Roll

[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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