10 September 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Brilliant morning: colder. Some heavy sho Heavy shower at 4 a.m. + several after 4 p.m. Saw some town cases + I was at Viewfield from 11 to 2.20. Dav.1 clamped Neil Hogg’s2 humerus which took a long time + removed a fibroid polypus from Fanny Boyle3 + then Tonsils + ad[enoids]. from child McKearney4. I sent a boy of And. Rodger5 to Hosp. with Diph. + a woman Wightman6 was sent by Hiddleston7.

The Scots Greys passed through the town today on their way to Stobs

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

2 Neil Macdonald Hogg (1890-), was aged 19 and with his family at Deuchar Mill, Yarrow, 1911 Census

3 Fanny Boyle, aged 28 and born Ireland, was living at Yarrow Terrace, Selkirk and working as a woollen darner for a tweed manufacturer, 1911 Census

4 The child McKearney is not identified

5 Andrew Rodger, woollen millworke, and his wife Mary Rodger nee Dobson had boy children John Dobson Rodger (1911-), Andrew Rodger (1914-) and Frank Dobson Rodger (1916-); the parents had married November 1903 at Selkirk

6 Conceivably Bella Wightman who was at Thirlestane, Ettrick, aged 18, 1911 Census or an (unidentified) wife of Allan Wightman, insurance collector, who was at Halliday’s Park, Selkirk, 1921 Valuation Roll

7 John Murray Hiddleston (1891-1954), L.R.C.P.S., L.R.F.P.S., medical practitioner

[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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