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

There were evidences of recent rain this morning but it kept fine all day + there was some sunshine. S.W. All I did was walk to the Hospital + see 3 cases on the way. Went to Communion + not being required to officiate was in my own pew with Dora1 + Chrissie2. Went to evening service also + during the day plodded on at the record cards3. Dora has a very inflamed ankle from insect bites.

1 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter

2 Assume Christina Robertson ‘Christy’ Patrick (1889-), daughter of Christina Robertson ‘Tina’ Patrick née Rodger and David Patrick, solicitor

3 Dr Muir appears to have kept up with new financial systems and in 1916 noted “Took some accounts with me & arranged them & also wrote out new Insurance cards which are to supersede the Daybook … Got all my New Year clerical work finished & started my new combined Daybook & ledger.” Saturday 1 January 1916

[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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