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

No rain today: N.W. to N. wind. Colder: sunny: Saw a few town cases walking + worked away at the mileage list for David1 who looked in in the afternoon to talk over a new arrangement for Viewfield. We decided to call a number of friends to discuss the question of reviving a fund for patients unable to pay, we giving our services gratis as our contribution. Dora2 went up to Innerleithen in the car + brought Guy3 down in time for tea. Gave Dav. a receipt for last year’s + this year’s payment for the practice. I think I should have worded it for a “share of the practice.”

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

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

3 The Reverend Gavin Struthers ‘Guy’ Muir (1846-1927), Dr Muir’s brother

[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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