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

Much milder + front frost practically gone though there was a little rime on the road near Lindean Mill. Made 18 town calls (including Heather, Tweed + Linglie Mills) partly walking + partly cycling + also Faldonside. Dav. [Graham] went down at night + I saw Robert Kemp1, Spion Kop for him. Got letter from John Woodger2, Golfhill, Corstorphine, asking advice + wrote him with prescription.

1 Perhaps Robert Watson Kemp (1915-), son of Henry Otto Kemp, powerloom tuner, and Janet Stirling Kemp née Scott; he was born and they lived at Ashybank, Selkirk, part of which is known as Spion Kop

2 Mark John Woodger (1883-1938) was inhabitant occupier at Golfhall, Corstorphine, 1920 Valuation Roll; he was born at Lilliesleaf

[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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