2 May 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

After a brilliant morning it rained heavily from 12.30, but faired after 4. It got very much colder + the contrast from yesterday was most horrible. I cycled in the town + to Beechwood + Philiphaugh + back + got pretty wet. Was nearly 2 hours in the evening with a stream of chiefly N.H.I.s1. David2 went back to camp this morning.

1 Assume National Health Insurance cases, under the National Insurance Act 1911

2 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner, had been away from Selkirk as part of a widespread mobilisation in response to the miners’ strike

[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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