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

Pavements + slates wet this morning but no rain during day to speak of. John Nicolson1 died last night. Miss Dees’ (Fiff)2 temp. keeping steadily about 100o. Feeling new head + back ache. Discarded all bandages + recommended a cup. Sponged her head + cleaned it. Found her much better at night. Cycled down + when having found my front tyre deflated so ‘Phoned for car + had some dinner with them. Had call from.

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, died 6 September 1920, aet 62, at Viewfield Nursing Home, Selkirk, of pulmonary tuberculosis 3 months and chronic cystitis 1 month, certified by John S Muir M.B. [Source: death registration 778/60 Selkirk]

2 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

[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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