11 November 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Keen frost again + a sunny calm crisp day: just like Armistice day 3 years ago but for the temperature. I cycled to Heatherlie the Bank + paid … +c, Mrs [illegible], Yarrow Terrace +c + went to a short service in the Parish Church at 11.45, then down Forest Road to Tweed / Linglie Mills + Hospital where I was a good while making out returns of discharged cases for Kennedy1. In the afternoon delivered my communion cards + called for Ellie Adams2 about whom I had got a long letter from Robertson3.

1 Kennedy is not identified though a Dr Kennedy was Dr Muir’s guest at the B.M.A. dinner [see 16 November 1921 diary entry]

2 On 14 September 1921 Dr Muir wrote in his diary that Ellie Adams was going “melancholy mad”; Ellie (about 1881-) seems to have been living with her mother, Janet Adams, who was tenant at Ettrick Lodge, Ettrick Terrace, 1921 Valuation Roll and she had been described as a student teacher of Commercial Bank House, Selkirk on the 1911 Census

3 George Matthew Robertson (1864-1932), M.D., LL.D., F.R.C.P. Edin., Physician-Superintendent of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Mental and Nervous Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry in the University of Edinburgh; his address was Tipperlinn House, Morningside Place, Edinburgh

[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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