3 January 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Jean and Pike motored over to Gala + caught the early Pullman1. Jean left her Muff + bag which I forwarded by registered post. Gave chlor[oform] at the House to Mrs Jas. Thomson while David operated, including to shorten the round ligaments but found illegible.2 Walked to Wellwood, Buccleuch Road, Ettrickhaugh Road, Forest Road, Backrow + Hillside + cycled down to Ashybank, Curror Street + Beechbank. Message at 3 to see a girl Robertson3 at the Shepherd’s house on the Lindean Road. Motored there. Felt very dyspeptic at night + spent it in the arm chair in the smoke room.

1 Dr Muir’s daughter and son-in-law had been confused over train times the night before and had returned to Dr Muir’s house

2 Some parts of the section scored through are repeated in the following day’s diary entry

3 Not identified

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

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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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