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

Lovely bright morning + hoar frost. Wind just N. + then W.S.W. Duller in afternoon + much colder. Drizzle. I had a busy day, several people consulting in morn which kept me till near 10. Cycled to Bleachfield Road, Curror Street + Elmrow. Saw Fell1 at Home + washed out his bladder. Then cycled to Glebe Terrace, Yarrow Terrace, Ettrickhaugh Road, Beechwood, Oakwood + Howford Cottage. It was near 3 when I got tea. Then I walked to Castle Street, Ettrick Terrace. Then cycled to Ashybank, Lindean School + Bridgelands + called for Jessie Robertson2, Bleachfield Road. Consultation till 7.15. Dined + then motored to Oakwood. Mr Linton3 has had some internal haemorrhage + was pretty weak. ‘Phoned for a nurse.

1 Tom Fell aged 75, born Long Newton (Newton Arlosh), Cumberland but latterly of Lilliesleaf was a patient at Viewfield Nursing Home, Selkirk, at the time of the 1921 Census.

2 Jessie Wight Robertson, later Kemp (1888-1966), daughter of Neil Robertson, engineer, and Helen Robertson née Brown; Neil was Proprietor Occupier of a house at 11 Bleachfield Road, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll]

3 Simon Linton (1836–1921), farmer, of Manor, Peeblesshire and latterly of Oakwood, Selkirk

[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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