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

Dense fog again through which the sun never penetrated till after midday. Otherwise it was a calm, pleasant day with S.W. air. I met Dav. [Graham] at Mitchell’s, Wellwood + adjusted the splints1. Cycled to [Faldonside deleted] Oakwood. Mr Linton2 none the worse of getting his teeth out. Accounts being paid.

1 Alexander Mitchell had fallen off a horse on 2nd October whilst riding at Headshaw with two of Dr Muir’s grandsons; he was a chauffeur, “Inhabitant Occupier, not rated” at Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, John Roberts junior, manufacturer, Proprietor [1920 Valuation Roll]

2 Not identified, though the Linton family was well established at Oakwood

[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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