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

A dry coldish day + duller not much no sunshine + in the afternoon just a little S.W. Glass high + steady. Good harvest weather. Made 7 calls + in afternoon did some book work. Heard yesterday from Pussy Stewart1 about Pike2 + wrote thanking him. He thinks there may be tuberculous mischief in the hip joint. Wrote Lady Napier3 to say that Napier4 would not be taken into a nursing home + suggesting an Inebriates Home.

1 Pussy Stewart was a medical practitioner but so far it has proved impossible to identify him

2 Frederick Charles Pike (1883-1921), theatrical agent and husband of Dr Muir’s daughter Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir, was suffering from very poor health

3 Clarice Jessie Evelyn Napier née Hamilton (1881-1951), the Hon., Lady Napier

4 Francis Edward Basil Napier (1876-1941), 12th Lord Napier and 3rd Lord Ettrick, J.P., Captain; soldier and courtier, was making Lady Napier’s life a misery with what was thought to be satyriasis

[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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rumblingclint

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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