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

Sharp clear sunny N.W. wind. Saw 11 cases + cycled to Rockville1, Sunderland Hall Lodge, Linglie Cottages2 + General’s Bridge3 where Tina Rodger4 gave me 7 [?] tomatoes. Tom Alexander5 spent the day at Thirladean6 + Baptie7 went up for him at 7. Dr Blaikie8 at my suggestion has got Pussy Stewart9 to see Pike10.

1 Members of the Currie family lived at Rockville, Hillside Terrace, Selkirk

2 Dr Muir had been seeing a member of the Bell family at Linglie

3 General’s Bridge is on the south side of the Bowhill, Selkirk, estate

4 Assume Christina Robertson ‘Tina’ Patrick née Rodger

5 Thirladean, Philiphaugh, Selkirk was the home of David Carnegie Alexander (1856-1928), solicitor [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/325, Selkirk County, page 325 of 611]

6 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir

7 Tom Alexander is not identified

8 Dr Blaikie has not yet been identified

9 William James ‘Pussy’ Stuart (1873-1959), C.B.E., M.B., F.R.C.S.Ed., medical practitioner, consultant surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and sometime president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; Born 17 December 1873, at 7 Northumberland Street, Edinburgh (but not registered until 6 March 1874), the son of the Reverend Doctor John Stuart, Minister of St Andrew’s Parish, Edinburgh, and Jessie Stuart née Duncan, married 14 May 1867 at Edinburgh.
Sources: Statutory BMDs; the British Medical Journal, vol. 1, no. 5122, 1959, pp. 652–652. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/25386853 http://www.jstor.org/stable/25386853. Accessed 31 Oct. 2022.

10 Frederick Charles Pike (1883-1921), theatrical agent and husband of Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir, was in poor health and giving great concern

[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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