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

Lovely day + in the sun quite warm. S.E. [wind]. Misty at night. I am feeling a pain probably rheumatic [illegible] somewhere about my left Ilium or hip joint. Motored to Gala + met Ernest Muir1 at 11.9. Came round by Gattonside Bridge to Faldonside. Fiff2 again has temp. over 102. After lunch Ernest + I sat + smoked in the garden + I showed him Viewfield. He left at 2.40+ he sails for India on the 1st to take up work in Leprosy + Tuberculosis for 2 years under Government. After he left I walked to Smedheugh. Nancy3 + Vera Brown4 came to tea. David was at ? + Deloraine + had to go up to Ramsaycleuch at night.

1 Not identified but very likely a relative of Dr Muir

2 Phyllis Mary ‘Fiff’ Dees (1899-1920), persistently ill after a car accident; she was the daughter of Robert Irwin Dees (1872-1923) and Edith Mary Boileau Dees née Henderson, the new (1920) tenants at Faldonside

3 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s daughter

4 Vera Watson Brown (1900-), daughter of William Brown, banker, and Henrietta Brown née Watson

[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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