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

I suffered at night + all day with the worst attack of Dyspepsia I ever had. It made me quite miserable all day + I took very little food. Walked to Byethorn + Goslaw Green + motored to Faldonside + Shielshaugh. Phyllis Dees1 pretty well + [I] didn’t go down at night. Was in house all afternoon + evening. It was a fine morning. Hounds at Haining. Had a bit [?] of fish + a glass of sherry for dinner in Smoke room. Wire from D. [David Graham] to say he would be done on Monday morning2. Ettrick in flood.

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 David Graham, Dr Muir’s co-partner, had been called to London on 11 November

[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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