3 October 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

High Street east of Mungo Park being [continued opposite] tarmac’d: Dunsdale Rd finished

A day of constant drizzle + rain with which + an attack of dyspepsia I feel rather depressed + miserable. I gave Chlor[ofrom] to Mrs Adam Beattie1 + David2 operated on her for a swelling of the spleen which turned out malignant + inoperable. She was 2 hours under the anaesthetic. Afterwards I walked down to Dunsdale to see John Fairbairn3 + loafed in the house afterwards.

1 Mrs Adam Beattie was Helen Beattie née Lees (about 1862-1922).

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

3 Assume John Falla Fairbairn (1868-1929), woollen drawer, who was tenant at 24 Dunsdale Road, Selkirk [1919 Valuation Roll, VR007900011-/729, Selkirk Burgh, page 729 of 786 and 1925 Valuation Roll, VR007900013-/97, Selkirk Burgh, page 97 of 315]

[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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