19 April 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Dry, sunny, cold, hoar frost N.E. [wind] Quite a pleasant day for moving outside. Started at 9 + walked to [word deleted] Kirkbank Cottage (Thomson1 much better), Castle Street, Bleachfield Road, Curror Street + Knowepark. Then cycled to Ya Glebe Terrace, Yarrow Terrace, Mauldsheugh, Cannon Street, Linglie Cottages, Beechwood, Middlestead, + Howden. Had cigarette beside the [?] ruin at Oakwoodmill Bridge. Got tea at 3 + then cycled to Whitmuir getting back before 6. Had to give Mrs Neil2 both douche + enema. Meg Linton3 + Miss Suttie4 called. ‘Phoned David5 + dissuaded him from coming out on Thursday as Matron said she could not undertake any more cases.

1 John Thomson, chauffeur, Inhabitant Occupier not rated of a house and garden Kirkbank Cottage, Forest Road, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/162, Selkirk Burgh, page 162 of 644], see also diary entry for 18 April 1921

2 Christina Neil née Scott had given birth to Agnes Grey Neil on 14 April 1921

3 Meg Linton has not yet been identified

4 Gladys May Wallace Suttie (1901-1926), companion at Oakwood, engaged to Thomas Mitchell

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

[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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