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

Misty morning but mild. It cleared up to a most lovely afternoon + evening with cloudless sky + hardly a breath of wind: at 10 there was full moon + I sat + smoked under the Rowan tree in my evening clothes + without a hat! I saw about a doz. cases + cycled down to Hospital where two fresh cases of Diph. were admitted. Dined with Mrs Scott Anderson1 to keep McCall2 company. Dav.3 was in Ed. [Edinburgh] making enquiries about … for Viewfield4.

1 Joan Scott Anderson née Shaw (about 1857-1936), widow of T Scott Anderson and mother of Katherine Margaret ‘Madge’ Scott Anderson who married W H Ogilvie

2 The Reverend, later Canon, James George McCall (1866-1954), sometime rector of St John’s Episcopal Church, Selkirk but was in the process of flitting at this point in 1921

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

4 Viewfield Nursing Home, Selkirk

[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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