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

A dull sunless day but fairly warm. S.W. wind. Got Mrs Turnbull over at 11.45 last night1 + got to bed at 1 this morning. Cycled to Faldonside. Miss D. i.s.q.2, still some fever (99 to 100) no back ache but still headache + earache. In afternoon motored town + call at Kirklea3 + then went on to West Essenside to see Walt. Currie4 whom I found on top of a haystack.

1 Philip Reilly Turnbull (1920-1981), son of James Turnbull and Maggie Reilly, born 8 September 1920 at Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk; his parents had married 1906 at Hawick

2 Phyllis Mary ‘Fiff’ Dees (1899-1920) was <i>in status quo</i> having 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

3 Kirklea, Ashkirk, home of William Henry ‘W H’ or ‘Will’ Ogilvie (1869-1963), poet, author, journalist and one of Australia’s great Bush poets, and Katherine Margaret ‘Madge’ Ogilvie née Scott Anderson (1879-1965)

4 Walter ‘Walt’ Currie (fl.1920), ploughman, “inhabitant occupier not rated” at a house at West Essenside, Ashkirk [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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