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

Bright morning: mild: dull in afternoon: very slight drizzle once. We had 5 cases of tonsils + adenoids at the Home + then I motored to Caddonlee (Riddell1), Caddonfoot (Stenhouse2), Bogle House + Fairnilee. In the afternoon got message to see Linton3, Oakwood + motored there. Made up [time] on David4 at Colin’s Bridge. He had Norah5 + 2 dogs with him on his way to Deloraine. Sister Waugh + a friend, Miss Sellars came to supper.

1 Presumably the home of Walter Riddle, oddman, at Caddonlee, Caddonfoot, 1920 Valuation Roll

2 Thomas Stenhouse (1865-1929), gardener, and his first wife Christina Boa Stenhouse née Brown (1871-1926) lived at Allanlea, Caddonfoot, Selkirkshire, 1920 Valuation Roll

3 There was a well-known family of Linton at Oakwood, Selkirk at earlier dates but it is not clear where they are by 1920

4 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), medical practitioner

5 Norah Graham née West (1887-1971)

[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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