5 December 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Another dry, sharpish day: no frost + little wind: roads magnificent. Started at 9.30 + cycled to Oakwood (Mr Linton1 rather better) + back via Yarrow Terrace to Bridge Street, down riverside via Shawburn toll2 + on to Faldonside, where I found Mrs D. much better3 but she had no recollection of my visit last night, nor of my giving her a hypo. Came back by Mavisbank. Saw a few town cases + went to evening service. Jack, Nancy + Barb4 came to supper. Jack goes to London tonight. Wrote J Woodger + Miss Findlay who is coming who is coming to be with Mrs Dees.

1 Assume Simon Linton (1836–1921), farmer, of Oakwood, Selkirk

2 Shawburn Toll was immediately west of where (what is now) the A7 crossed the Shawburn, see Ordnance Survey 25 inch Selkirkshire Sheet XII.1, published 1860

3 Edith Mary Boileau Dees née Henderson who had collapsed the day before, at her daughter Phyllis Dees’ funeral

4 John ‘Jack’ Roberts and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir and their daughter Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts

5 Not identified

[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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