7 January 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Saw a few town cases walking + then motored to Hospital, Bridgelands + Sund. Hall Lodge returning by Forest Road. Felt rather seedy + shivery all day. Had to go down to Lauriston to see Jenny Smith1 after getting back from Forest Road. Worked all afternoon at the record + Summary cards2, my own + David’s3. Did not come down to consultation. Took hot bath + went early to bed. Felt a great deal the better of a whisky at dinner. Helen + Nancy4 went out to South Common to see the hunt. The meet was at Haining but they saw very little.

1 Jenny Locke Smith (1882-1952), daughter of Thomas Smith, tweed manufacturer, and Katie Smith née Locke

2 The Muir and Graham medical co-partnership had changed its administration and Dr Muir was undertaking onerous (and prolonged) work on record cards and so-called Summary cards

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

4 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]

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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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