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

Quite a change to a clear sunny day + a more seasonable temperature. N.W. To W. [wind]. Helen1 went to Edin[burgh] at 8.11 to spend a couple of days with Mrs Mack2 at Mrs Simpson’s3. I had a small town list but was twice at Shawpark where I opened a suppurating cyst at the back of Boylan’s4 ear. Did some clerical work in afternoon.

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

2 Agnes Mackintosh, née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk

3 Margaret ‘Maggie’ Simpson née Watson (1857-1939), sister of Mrs Agnes Mackintosh née Watson of Elm Park, Selkirk

4 John Dun Boylan (1850-1924), civil engineer, acquaintance of Dr Muir, sometime of Shawpark and Shawmount, Selkirk

[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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