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

Same dull mild wet weather. Strongish W. wind. Message to see Mrs Guthrie’s boy1, Lilliesleaf. Motored there + saw some other cases in the village + went to Lindores2 , Hermiston, a place I haven’t been at for years. Got home at 1 + walked down to Curror Street + Raeburn Meadows. Was not out after lunch. Got the books up to date. Made out mileage cards + Factory Report3 . Helen was at Elmpark for tea + went to evening service.

1 Not identified

2 Alexander Lindores was Inhabitant Occupier of a house ‘Hermiston’ at Lilliesleaf, 1920 Valuation Roll

3 One of Dr Muir’s duties as Medical Officer of Health was factory safety

[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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