17 December 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A very strong N.W. gale raged all last night + today but without rain + therefore the roads dried a bit. Walked to Forest Mill, Dunsdale Road + Hospital + then motored to Whitmuirhall (Cochrane1). Was just settling down to a quiet afternoon when I got a message to see little Geo. Heard2, W Essenside who went home from Hospital on Wed. Left at 2.30 + got back at 4. It looks as if he had Diph. again. Helen3 came back at 7.30.

1 William ‘Willie’ Cochrane, gardener, and Janet Austin Cochrane née Mair (1883-1960) of Whitmuirhall [birth, Janet Austin Mair, 1883, 775/ 255, Galashiels; death, Janet Austin Cochrane / Mair, 1960, 778/ 51, Selkirk]

2 George Heard, born Wester Essenside, Ashkirk, 1917 [1917, 773/B 4, Ashkirk]

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

[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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