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

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]

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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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