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

Another delightful day but not so calm + pleasant as yesterday. Wind round to S.W. Had a busy morning at Viewfield with a chronic cervical abscess in Meg Arscot1 + 3 cases of T & A2, so I didn’t get away to Faldonside till after 2. Found Phyllis3 not quite so well but nothing serious. Was called at 6 in a hurry to Mrs Neil4, Fairnilee + found she had had an M.C. Helen was at Gold [?] Club Concert with Barbara, Tim5 + Wallace6.

1 Not identified

2 Tonsils and adenoids

3 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

4 James Neil was at Fairnilee, Caddonfoot but his wife is so far not identified

5 Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996) and George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005), two of Dr Muir’s grandchildren

6 Miss Wallace was nurse to the Roberts children, Dr Muir’s grandchildren [see diary entries for 6 April 1915, 22 October 1916 and 7 April 1918]

[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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