2 August 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Rather a nice day + no rain but the slates were wet in the morning. Motored out to Buxton with David1 + gave Mrs Henderson2 Chlor[oform] for thorough P.V. Did the Hospital3 + some other 7 cases. Sent in another Diph. making 12. Took swabs from 4 + sent them off. Dora4 had Lady Belhaven5, Mrs Simpson6, Mrs Mack7 + Nancy8 for tea. My Dyspepsia troubling me yesterday + today with the usual seedy feeling.

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

2 William Henderson, woodman, was tenant at Buxton, or Buckstone as the Valuation Roll calls it [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/334, Selkirk County, page 334 of 611]

3 The Infectious Diseases Hospital (19th-20th Century), was at Buxton, grid reference NGR NT48515,28659, just east of Ashburn and Buxton Cottage at the north end of the Selkirk Hills, see Ordnance Survey six inch Selkirkshire sheet XII.NW, revised 1930 [Source: Canmore ID 353686 Canmore Permalink]

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

5 The Hon. Georgina Hamilton née Watson (1856-1940), Lady Belhaven and Stenton, sister of Agnes Mackintosh, later Harper, née Watson (1849-1856) and Margaret ‘Maggie’ Simpson née Watson (1857-1939)

6 Margaret ‘Maggie’ Simpson née Watson (1857-1939), see footnote above

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

8 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter

[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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