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

The strong westerly gale raged all night + today with occasional blasts of rain. Rivers flooded. Feeling much better + took my food with relish. David [Graham] came home this morning1, Baptie2 meeting him at Gala. I intended cycling but a blast prevented me. Motored to Mavisbank + Faldonside. Phyllis3 i.s.q. David went down a night. I came back by Forest Road, Ettrickhaugh Road + Linglie Cottages. McMillan4, Melrose, called for the ambulance to take a patient to Edinburgh.

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

2 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir

3 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

4 Assume John James McMillan (1879-1953), of whom the Scottish Medical Service Emergency Committee Intimation, 1916, reference SMC/3/4/1/9 6:10, states “St Johns, Melrose, Lieut. R.A.M.C. till October 1916, signed Ettie McMillan”

[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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