17 March 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Gale has abated + there were only some showers today with bright intervals. I had a pretty busy day + did it motoring to Forest Road, Muthag Street, Ettrickhaugh Road, Hillside, N. Synton, (to see Walt. Davis a twin brother of Geo.1) via Middlestead to Oakwood, Bowhill W Lodge, Deuchar Mill, Beechwood, Murrayfield + Glebe Terrace. In afternoon had to go back to Lewenshope but luckily got intercepted a message to Miss Allan2 at Bowhill School. Got back at 5.30 + had to go back to Forest Road to see Lizzie Kemp who had cut herself on a Pot de Chambre. Norah3 spent the afternoon with Helen4. Gave my 5th lecture to V.A.D.on inflammation + fevers.

1 Walter Davies (1859-1940) and George Davies (1859-1926) sons of George Davies, flesher, and Margaret Davies née Kame Scott were born 13 February 1859 at 1 Allars Crescent, Hawick

2 Jessie Allan, teacher, was Tenant Occupier at the Schoolhouse, Bowhill, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/325, Selkirk County, page 325 of 611]

3 Norah Campion Graham née West (1887-1971), wife of Dr David Charteris Graham (1889-1963), medical practitioner

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

[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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