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

It was a fine morning + I thought of doing Bengerburnhope1 + then going on for a run either to Peebles + Eddleston onto Innerleithen + Gala Water but a message came for Mrs Maycock2, Faldonside which made it too late + it was just as well as the weather broke + it was very wet all afternoon. David3 came up in afternoon + we arranged our separate lists of patients + visits, a very desired change in my opinion.

1 Presumably to see Mrs Jane Welsh née Inglis (about 1882-), who had given birth earlier in October, see diary entry for 14 October 1921

2 Catherine Maycock née Gow (1874-1959), wife of George James Maycock (1877-1957), butler, later poultry farmer, at this time living at Lower Faldonside, Galashiels – see diary entry for 14th October 1921 for more detail

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

[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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