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

Violent gale last night + all day with some rain from W. Feeling better + by evening the pain + other dyspeptic symptoms had gone. Got ‘Phone at 8 to go down to Faldonside. Phyllis1 had a sort of fit or spasm affecting the muscles of neck. Gave her some Bromide. Went Had breakfast there. Went down again at 3 + 9. Had to order Heroin as 45 grs. Bromide had not made her sleep. Went to evening service. Mrs Jardine from Berwick gave an address on the “Unknown Warrior”. It was Communion Sunday. Supped at Wellwood. Mrs Mack there2.

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

2 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk

[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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