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

Mild weather continues+ there was only a very slight drizzle once. Dav.1 operated on Mrs Mein2 at Viewfield3 (Colopath…). I saw town cases walking. Called at Mauldsheugh4 was introduced to a Miss Carmichael, Miss Cumming + Major Hilton5. Gave Fanny Boyle6 gas. Dav. extracted 6 teeth. Nancy7 came home from Ambleside + Jack8 from London.

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

2 Mrs Mein is unidentified

3 Viewfield Nursing Home was purchased by the Muir and Graham medical practice in 1920

4 Mauldsheugh, Selkirk was Dr Graham’s home and the medical partnership’s surgery and cottage hospital

5 None of Miss Carmichael, Miss Cumming[s] or Major Hilton has been identified

6 Fanny Boyle is unidentified

7 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter

8 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), mill owner and Provost of Selkirk, and Dr Muir’s son-in-law

[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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