21 January 1913 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Another posting in the occasional series of 1913 diary entries

Still fresh. N.E. at first then colder with a few flakes of snow about 5. Motored to Bridgelands + took down apparatus for extension of Teddy’s1 knee according to Caird’s instructions2. Went on to Sunderland Hall + back by Heatherlie. Spent a lot of time in afternoon + evening assessing the 143 Insur. applications I have got3. At 5 had to walk over to Bridge Street to see Robert Hogg4. Jean5 better + up today. Got P.C. [post card] from Jessie Miller6 to say Kate7 is very ill with Bronchitis. Wired + got reply to say that Jones is satisfied today.

1 Peter Edward Alexander ‘Teddy’ Rodger (1876-1913), son of Charlotte Rodgers née Eck, 1872, the widow of George Rodger (about 1843-1910), both Teddy and Charlotte were living at Bridgelands, Selkirk, around 1911 Census

2 Francis Mitchell Caird (1853-1926), Professor; medical practitioner, sometime Regius Professor of Clinic Surgery at Edinburgh University and near-contemporary of Dr Muir at Edinburgh medical school

3 Applications for health benefits under the National Insurance Act 1911

4 Robert Hogg, millworker, Tenant Occupier of house and garden 1a Bridge Street, Selkirk [1913 Valuation Roll, VR011700008-/538, Selkirk County, page 538 of 617]

5 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir, later Pike (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter

6 Jessie Logan Miller née Rennie (1860-1920), daughter of The Reverend James Rennie (1826-1924), Church of Scotland minister and Catherine Stewart Rennie nee Muir, thus Dr Muir’s niece

7 Catherine Stewart ‘Kate’ Rennie née Muir (1829-1915), Dr John Stewart Muir’s sister, and wife of the Reverend James Rennie (1826-1924), Church of Scotland minister

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/16, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1913]

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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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