1 October 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Rained nearly all day, not heavily: dull: calm [wind S.E. to E. When it faired about 4.30 I cycled to Faldonside but got rain coming back. Miss D’s1 Temp. normal but had a bad night. Saw a few town cases in forenoon + then sat at ledger. Dyspepsia persistent + appetite poor. Helen [Muir] had Norah2 at tea. Letter from Margaret Gillan3 to say their trip North was off.

1 Phyllis Mary ‘Fiff’ Dees (1899-1920), daughter of Robert Irwin Dees (1872-1923) and Edith Mary Boileau Dees née Henderson, the new (1920) tenants at Faldonside

2 Norah Campion Graham née West (1887-1971), wife of Dr David Charteris Graham (1889-1963), medical practitioner

3 Assume Margaret Douglas Gillan née Ord Mackenzie (1891-1973), daughter of Montague Allan Ord Mackenzie and Frances Gordon ‘Fanny’ Ord Mackenzie née Rennie (and thus Dr Muir’s great-niece); she married, 1917, (James) Angus Gillan (1885–1981), Olympic gold medal rower and colonial administrator; see also diary entry for 29 September 1920

[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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