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

I didn’t have a single town case today. Was at Viewfield for over 2 hours for two cases of appendicitis being Miss Anna Scott + a girl Scott from Forest Road. Then I motored to Faldonside to see the governess: up to Sundhope + out to Haining Henhouse for Phemy. Christina Patrick came. I sent the car to Gala but needn’t have done so as a connection is now running. There was heavy drizzle in the afternoon.

2 The two Scott girls are unidentified

1 Mrs Hall may have been the governess for the Dees family, Faldonside – see diary entry for 18 July 1921

3 Sundhope, Yarrow, grid reference NGR NT335,251

4 Phemy is not identified: John Laidlaw, sawmiller, was “Inhabitant Occupier not rated” at a house at Henhouse, Selkirk, part of the Haining property [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/326, Selkirk County, page 326 of 611] and John Laidlaw aet 46 and his wife Agnes Taylor were there at the 1911 Census with three boys and in 1915 a girl Elizabeth Frater was born

5 Christina Robertson Rodger ‘Christy’ or ‘Chrissie’ Patrick (1891-1960), daughter of Christina Robertson ‘Tina’ Patrick née Rodger and David Patrick, solicitor, of Hamilton

[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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