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

Foggy drizzling cold day. Saw 5 town cases + motored to the Firs1 to see Mrs McPherson, the cook. Spent most of the day reading up first aid + concocting questions for the examination of David’s Class at Lilliesleaf2. The Misses Taylor3 motored me over at 7 + we didn’t get back till 11.10. 14 females + 2 males appeared. Miss Taylor was much the best + her sister next. Some were awfully stupid. Called at Riddell going + found Mark [Sprot4] downstairs.

1 Home of Patrick ‘Pat’ Smith (1858-1930), advocate and sheriff-substitute, sometime of The Firs, Selkirk

2 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner

3 Not identified

4 Mark Sprot (1881-1946), landowner and army officer, of Riddell, Lilliesleaf, 1920 Valuation Roll

[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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