12 February 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Visibility better: a calm mild day no frost. N.W. Tom Dunn1 still here + showing first + faint trace of consciousness. He can hardly see through tonight. Saw him + some other cases walking + then cycled to …burn Place, Forest Road, Fairnilee (Nest) and Peelburnfoot. Felt very fagged + out of cycling form. Had some dyspepsia. Stopped on Neidpath hillside + had a rest + smoke. Spent the afternoon looking over my nursing lectures. Helen2 lunched at Mauldsheugh + went to Lilliesleaf with Dav. + Norah3.

1 Thomas ‘Tom’ Dunn (about 1844-1921), druggist, chemist and Registrar, of 9 High Street, Selkirk

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

3 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner and Norah Campion Graham née West (1887-1971), his wife

[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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