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

David motored me down to Faldonside. I took him to examine Miss Dees’1 eyes which he found all right. I had nothing to do till the afternoon when I cycled to Yarrowford to Mrs Reid + then to Faldonside a second time. Miss D. feeling a good deal of pain in her head + back. Boylan2 came to supper. H. + D. [Helen and Dora Muir] went to evening service. Had call from Nan Paton3 (now Mrs Crichton) + her husband, a doctor at Redhill + a nephew of Crichton Smith4, Kelso.

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 John Dun Boylan (1850-1924), civil engineer, acquaintance of Dr Muir, sometime of Shawmount, Selkirk

3 Isabel Eugene ‘Nan’ Crichton née Paton (1892-1935) and Crawford Smith Crichton (1882-1946), M.B., Ch.B., medical practitioner and medical officer, sometime R.A.M.C. [Source: Statutory BMDs (Scotland), marriages Jun Quarter 1918, Isabel E Paton and Crawford S Crichton, Reigate 2a 439 and https://www.bmj.com/content/2/4468/280.2%5D

4 Assume Thomas D Crichton Smith (c.1856-1931), law agent, of Robson & Smith, Kelso, until 1887 a copartnery, after which Smith continued on his own account under the same business name [Source: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/9887/page/1049/data.pdf%5D

[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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