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

A strenuous day! It began by a ‘Phone message at 3.30 a.m. for Mrs Amos1, Quave Brae. Motored up + found that the baby2 arrived at the same time as the message. Mrs A is a daughter of Hope formerly Hopetoun + now Mirelees3. Came back in 62 minutes. Then in forenoon I motored to Yarrow Terrace, Peelburnhead + foot, Beechwood, Philiphaugh + Oakwood. Mr Linton4 failing, with anaemia very marked. After getting back got message to Geo. Turnbull5, Ettrickhaugh Road + about 7 to Shawpark. Cycled both. Saw 12 dozen town cases walking. Had a good few people at consult. + at 9.15 had to go to Manorhill for Mrs Prince6.

1 Helen Amos née Hope (1897-), wife of Walter Amos, roadman

2 Agnes Laidlaw Amos, born 20 May 1921 at Quaveburn Cottage, Ettrick; she was the daughter of Walter Amos, roadman, and Agnes Laidlaw Amos née Hope, married 5 March 1920, Ettrick [1921, 774/B 2, Ettrick]

3 Robert Hope, shepherd, was at Meerlees, Ettrick at his daughter’s marriage and had been at Glenkerry, 1911 Census, but no reference to Hopetoun has (yet) been found

4 Simon Linton (1836–1921), farmer, of Oakwood, Selkirk

5 Perhaps George Robert Goodfellow Turnbull who was tenant occupier of a house at 12 Ettrickhaugh Road, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/329, Selkirk County, page 329 of 611]

6 Mrs Prince is unidentified at Manorhill, Selkirk, perhaps a member of staff

[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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