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

A dull, foggy, calm, cold day. Saw Mrs Hudson1, Buccleuch Road twice. Gave her an intra uterine in the evening. Motored to Clarklands2 [sic] to see a tramp + sent him to Poorhouse. Called for Mark Sprot3, keeping better. Saw a few town cases after + did a little more at my speech. Mrs Mackintosh4 sent me ½ doz. Port. Helen5 was there at tea.

1 Annie Hudson née Lynch, I’ll after the birth of her daughter Agnes Lynch Hudson

2 Clerklands, Ashkirk

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

4 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk, whose home was known by Dr Muir, because of her generosity, as ‘the Magic Cave’

5 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper

[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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