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

Very sharp S.E. wind: quite cold enough for snow + the sky looked like it too. It kept quite dry however. I cycled to Faldonside + Hospital (D. sent in a case of Scarlet yesterday, thinking it was Diphtheria). Miss Dees1 looking better but wandering terribly. Her memory seems gone. Walked up to Heathpark for Miss Hall2. Was in house all afternoon + got books [text deleted] made up for the end of the month. Didn’t get to evening service as a message came for Jeannie Wright3, Clifton Road. Supped at Wellwood4, a little rain after dark + milder. Wind high.

1 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

2 Janet Hall (c.1846-1930), spinster, was Proprietor Occupier of a house at 3 Heath Park, Selkirk [1920 Valuation Roll]

3 Assume Jane Roberts ‘Jeannie’ Wright (1898-1975), daughter of Andrew Wright, tailor’s cutter, and Isabella Wright née Johnstone

4 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, home of the Roberts family, Dr Muir’s daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren ‘The Wellwooders’

[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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