15 February 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Fresh: no wind: rather drizzly in morning but fair after. Made 21 calls walking in the forenoon + motoring in afternoon. Attended [meeting ?] of Visiting Committee in Pollok’s offices1 at which Kennedy2 was present to discuss the question of [word deleted] quarantine huts3. Helen4 went to Picture House with Miss Wallace5.

1 John Pollok (1858-1938), Town Clerk and Procurator Fiscal, Selkirk

2 William Nicol Watson Kennedy (1888-1961), O.B.E., M.D., D.P.H. and Medical Officer of Health and School Medical Officer for Selkirkshire, 1921-about 1924

3 There was a prolonged outbreak of Diphtheria at Selkirk from early 1921 and now continuing into 1922

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

5 Miss Wallace has not been identified though it may be possible to do so when the 1921 Census is published later this year

[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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