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

Snowdrops + Winter Aconite beginning to flower

Feeling very dyspeptic + kept the house. It was a miserable day of continuous small soft snow from N.E. There were several messages. David1 managed them all. Baptie took I finished making out the accounts. The quarter would have been a very poor one but for Dees’ account of £171 8 02. Mrs Mackintosh3 was treated to the pictures by Helen + Barbara4. I did not see anyone in the consultation hour. I really feel very seedy + took very little food. Was slightly sick at night after taking some cold water.

1 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner

2 The Dees family was at Faldonside and had lost a daughter in late in 1920 after a distressing illness

3 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk

4 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper and Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996), his eldest grandchild

[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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