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

Nice day: mostly fair but a slight shower in afternoon. Felt much better today. Acting on David’s1 suggestion got Robert Beattie2 into Viewfield. He was thoroughly cleaned + at night his temp. was normal! I motored Turnbull, Yair3 and returned by Bridgelands + Hospital4. Was not at church. Toiled at record + Summary cards + got the whole business finished5. I shall not get into such another muddle.

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

2 Robert Beattie, labourer, of 39 Kirkwynd, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/160, Selkirk Burgh, page 160 of 644]

3 James Hall Turnbull (1874-1961), gamekeeper, Inhabitant Occupier of a house at Yair Stables, Caddonfoot [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/306, Selkirk County, page 306 of 611]

4 There is no certainty as to which of the Muir and Graham medical partnership’s sites this is, either Mauldsheugh or the Infection Diseases Hospital

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

[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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