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

Very mild + calm but dull. Snow gradually disappearing but some still on park. Had a list of 65 + did 67 calls1 including Beechwood. Did Rosemount, Back Row, So. Port, Market Street, Ettrick Terrace, Dunsdale, Ashybank, Curror Street +c + got some tea at 2.45. Then did Elmgrove, Goslaw Green, Forest Road, Buccleuch Road, Bridge Street, Beechwood + Ettrickhaugh Road. 8 new messages. Helen2 walked to Lindean + ½ Crown Corner3 + heard a thrush sing.

1 As Dr Muir’s list of calls (visits) has got longer he has begun to report them in this form and it is probable that the earlier number is the total number of patients and, where the number of calls is higher than that, it indicates multiple visits to one or more patients

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

3 Half Crown or Halfcrown Corner, Selkirk grid reference NGR NT501,296, see Ordnance Survey 6” Selkirkshire Sheet XII.NW, revised 1897, published 1900

[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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