Keen hoar frost again + dense fog but it cleared away soon + the day was much clearer than yesterday. I gave chlor[oform] to Thorburn’s baby1 at Dandswall + Dav. [Graham] circumcised. Saw a few town cases + walked out to Smedheugh getting back at 2. Sat for while in the bower + discovered how soon the church hides over the sun from the garden. Drew £200 from the M + G [Muir and Graham account].
1 Alastair Murray Thorburn (1920-2017), born 1920, at Dandswall, Shawpark Road, Selkirk, son of Malcolm Murray Thorburn (1889-1977), manufacturer and sometime soldier, and Mary Alison Thorburn née Brodie, married 1916, St Giles, Edinburgh; Alastair was a soldier in later life, a Colonel in the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, trained at Sandhurst and at Achnacharry, seeing combat with No. 4 Commando on D-Day and at Walcheren (awarded a Croix de Guerre for his part in the latter)
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]
2 thoughts on “27 October 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk”
I think the word might be “Smedheugh”, a farm in easy walking distance.
It is. Thanks for pointing it out. The occupant Dagg committed suicide in 1919 or early 1920. Sorry, I’m exhausted.