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

Lovely day with touch of frost last night. Calm, mild, sunny all day but no drouth for the crops. Saw a few walking + helped Dav. [Graham] to open an abscess in one of the Wards at Viewfield. We concocted a reply to the letter from the B.M.A.1 I cycled to Faldonside. Phyllis2 much the better of getting up. Saw Nancy + Tim3 going out for a ride on their Greys. Got the County accounts posted. Helen4 went to the Picture House with Nancy.

1 There was controversy at this time about the co-partnery’s newspaper advert for Viewfield as a private hospital, see diary entry for 7 October 1920

2 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; she had been involved in a car accident near Berrybush while travelling between the Gordon Arms and Tushielaw

3 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter and George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005), Dr Muir’s grandson

4 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughters

[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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