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

Most remarkably mild almost oppressively so + yet very pleasant. Saw 9 town cases + cycled to Galashiels to a meeting of the Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax. It was very pleasant cycling. Sent a child Wylie1 to Hosp. with Dipth2. Dora3 went to tea at Elmpark4 to say goodbye + Helen5 with her.

1 James Wylie, labourer, and his family lived at Market Place, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll]

2 There was a prolonged outbreak of Diptheria and Scarlet Fever in Selkirk during 1921

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

4 Elm Park was the home of Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946)

5 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper

[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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