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

Bright sunshine all day with a sharp N. wind: drying the roads: moonlight very clear. [like?] frost. Saw only 4 cases + gave Chlor[oform] at Viewfield for curetting Mrs Linton1, Heathpark. Worked at books in afternoon + posted February [accounts]. Saw Douglas Ballantyne2 in evening + supped at Wellwood3. Pretty little Peggy Lockie4 died in the evening. I saw her in the morning + noted a change for the worse.

1 Assume Mrs Margaret Linton, widow of James Linton, Proprietor Occupier of a house ‘Heathview’, 34 Heath Park, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/142, Selkirk Burgh, page 142 of 644]

2 Douglas Ballantyne is not identified

3 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, home of Dr Muir’s second daughter Nancy and her family

4 Margaret ‘Peggy’ Lockie (1903-1921), daughter of Walter Lockie and Margaret Lockie née Scott, a power loom weaver, of Forest Road, Selkirk, she died 20 March 1921 of pulmonary tuberculosis, aged 17, death certified by J S Muir M.B.

[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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