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

Frost less keen this morning + by evening a quiet thaw set in + I was able to stop the awful consumption of gas in stoves + radiators. Saw a doz. town cases + assisted Dav. [Graham] at removal of tonsils which was not a success. Bella1 still in bed + poor Mousey2 very busy. I assisted her by mopping the stairs! Ordered some cigarettes for Jack + David3.

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

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

3 Jack Roberts junior, Dr Muir’s son-in-law and David Graham, Dr Muir’s co-partner

[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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