3 September 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A dull day but calm + quite pleasant. Was twice at Faldonside and thought Miss D.1 rather better. Kept on the dry pad, the swelling being less. Helen2 had written to say she would be at Gala at 6.16 + I planned motoring to Faldonside + sending the car to meet her but she unexpectedly arrived at 4 having caught the 1.13 at Carlisle. She was looking very well + sun burned.

1 Phyllis Mary ‘Fiff’ Dees (1899-1920) had suffered a head injury in a car accident 24 August 1920; she was the daughter of Robert Irwin Dees (1872-1923) and Edith Mary Boileau Dees née Henderson, the new (1920) tenants at Faldonside

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper

[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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rumblingclint

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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