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

A wet disagreeable day. Mrs Mackintosh took her sister Mrs Simpson1, Helen2 + Mitchell3 in a motor car to the meet at Ashkirk. I went down to Faldonside in the morning + David went at night + injected a vaccine (stock) into the spinal cavity. I saw about a doz. town cases. Feeling rather dyspeptic.

1 Margaret ‘Maggie’ Simpson née Watson (1857-1939), sister of Mrs Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter

3 Perhaps Alexander Mitchell (fl.1920), chauffeur to John Roberts junior, who had fallen off a horse on 2 October 1920 whilst riding at Headshaw with two of Dr Muir’s grandsons

[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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