9 June 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Was knocked up at 5 a.m. for Annie Turnbull, R.C. Schoolhouse who had a d. (chloroform + forceps) at 8.401. I came back, dressed + took my breakfast at 9.15. Today was fair but with a strong S.W. gale, clouds of dust + a little rain in evening. Saw some town cases walking + then cycled to Buxton, Faldonside, Thirladean Lodge, Bluecairn + Oakwood. Did not get my tea till 3. Walked to Curror Street after. H. & D.2 went with Mrs Mack3 to a concert by children in Victoria Hall. Letter from Agnes Logan4 wanting rooms here.

1 Mary Margaret Turnbull, born 9 June 1921, at 107 High Street, Selkirk, the daughter of Annie Turnbull, woollen darner

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper and Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter

3 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk

4 Agnes McIver Logan (about 1848-1928), daughter of Alexander Stuart Logan, advocate & Sheriff of Forfarshire and Agnes Logan née Greig, thus Dr Muir’s cousin; died Logie, Stirlingshire

[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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