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

Milder + S.W. Fair up till about 5 + very wet after. Ettrick full but not flooded. Sent Jo. Riddell1, Backrow + his wife to Hospital with Diphtheria, their 2 kids being there already. Gave gas to the girl Bloomfield2 + Dav. opened an abscess in her chin. Met Geo. Rodger3 at Hospital gate + walked up to the town with him. Cycled to Curror Street, Dunsdale, Ettrickhaugh Cottages before work on record cards. Went down to Hosp. after dinner. Tina4 + the girls went to Bridgelands5 for tea.

1 John Riddell, millworker, was tenant of a house at Backrow, Selkirk but it has not been possible to identify his family [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/150, Selkirk Burgh, page 150 of 644]

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

3 George Rodger may be George Frederick Eck Rodger (1873-1956), son of George Rodger and Elizabeth Charlotte Eck; he was based in Cheshire but his mother was proprietor of Bridgelands, Selkirk

4 Broomhill, grid reference NGR grid, north east of Selkirk and visible on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch Selkirkshire Sheet XII, publication date 1863

5 Christina Robertson ‘Tina’ Patrick née Rodger (about 1846-1924)

1 Bridgelands, grid, north east of Selkirk and visible on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch Selkirkshire Sheet XII, publication date 1863

[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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rumblingclint

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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