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

Frost gone: pavements damp as if from slight showers but it kept fair all day. Dull sunless calm + much milder. I did a town list of 16 besides Hospital. It was 4.15 before I sat down to read up about the B.M.A. for which I have been asked to reply at the dinner on Wednesday1. Helen2 went to Ed. with Mrs Mack3. I sent Baptie4 to bed as he was feeling seedy with vomiting + diarrhoea.

1 Dr Muir was at a British Medical Association event the following Wednesday, see his diary entry for 16 November 1921

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

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

4 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir

[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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