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

Fair in morning but showery most of the day + not warm. Wind variable xxxxxx Was knocked up at 5.30 a.m. to see And. Brown1, Dunreay. He had got out of bed himself + nearly fainted. Saw him again in forenoon. Had 2 cases of teeth with gas + a woman (Malkin2) at Viewfield in forenoon with D.3 + in afternoon D. operated on Scott4, Midgehope for append[icitis], a friend of D’s named Davidson5 assisted. Matron is away for a holiday. Went to evening service. Wellwood + Elmpark6 at supper.

1 Andrew Brown (c.1850-1921), hosiery manufacturer, resident Dunreay, Selkirk

2 Jeannie Clark Malkin née Christie, see also diary entry for 13 May 1921

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

4 Henry Scott, farmer, was tenant at Midgehope, Ettrick [1921 Valuation Roll VR011700009-/311, Selkirk County, page 311 of 611]

5 Samuel Davidson (1871-1958), M.D., of Kelso is mentioned later in May 1921 but that may be a coincidence

6 The Wellwooders were John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior, Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir and their children Andrina Barbara Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Thwigg, John Stewart ‘Jock’ Roberts, Louisa Jane Roberts, later Rutherford, Stewart Muir ‘Little Stewart’ Roberts and George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts, while Elmpark was the home of Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946)

[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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