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

It was fine today + clear + sunny up till 4 when it rained. Coldish W. wind. Met David [David Graham, co-partner] at Clark1 the dentists + gave him (D.) gas to have 2 teeth removed extracted. His gestures gestures when coming out were most ridiculous! Cycled to Faldonside after making 9 town visits. Got back at 2. Climbed the hill above the saw mill on Faldonside + enjoyed the view. Helen [Muir] had lunch + tea at Elmpark2 + went to the Picture House with Mrs Mc. after. That kind lady sent me a lot of the late Mac’s socks3: a bunch of paper + some pears.

1 Thomas Raeburn ‘T Raeburn’ Clark (c.1880-1943), dental surgeon at 8 The Green, Selkirk, and of Ettrickbridge, 1920 Valuation Roll; married to Isabella Watson, he died, 9 July 1943, aged 63, at 153 Morningside Drive, Edinburgh, usual residence Elburn, Ettrickbridge.

2 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk, whose home was known by Dr Muir as ‘the Magic Cave’ on account, it would seem, of her generosity

3 Agnes Mackintosh’s second husband Andrew Macandrew Mackintosh had died in 1917

[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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