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

Very keen frost continues. Calm, sunny day. Curling + skating going on. Had radiators in hall + dining room on all day. Omega in drawing room [and] gas stove in surgery, W.C. + oil stove in Kitchen on. Bella1 was up a little. Saw town cases cycling + did Oakwood. Getting on to bike at Sloebank [sic] my foot slipped of [sic] the clip + caught my calf + left it rather painful. Wrote Fanny Ord Mackenzie2 + sent return of Lilliesleaf 1st Aid exam3.

1 Isabella ‘Bella’ Paulin (1873-?1952), Dr Muir’s housekeeper

2 Frances Gordon ‘Fanny’ Ord Mackenzie née Rennie (1864-1948), Dr Muir’s niece

3 There has been a First Aid examination on 10 December

[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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