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

Mrs Douglas, Tower Street (nee Annie Davidson, of Cannon Street1) came into the Home this morning at 7 for her confinement. I saw her several times but she was very slow + I came home after seeing her at 10 p.m. Not so many new cases today. Motored to Hospital, Dunsdale +c + in afternoon to Sloebank2 + Bridge Street + saw some town cases walking too. It was thawing today + raining at times. Walking from Sloebank to the Toll I slipped + twisted my knee. It was very painful at the time. Feet very fagged at night.

1 Annie Davidson, woollen burler, of Cannon Street, had married William Millar Douglas, shoemaker, 29 April 1921, at Heatherlie Manse, Selkirk [1921, 778/ 10, Selkirk]; a woollen burler maintained quality in the manufacture of woollen cloth by removing foreign bodies, knots and burrs

2 Sloebank is Dr Muir’s contraction of Sloethornbank, Selkirk, the row of houses, one of which used to be a tannery, on the lower part of Ettrick Terrace and above Dunsdalehaugh

[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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