26 March 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Summer Time began today

Slates wet but there was no rain till night when there was a slight drizzle. Wind N.E. to N. Motored to Viewfield (And. Brown1 dying + very noisy), Hospital (Tibby Scott2 very tired: getting nutrient enemas), Faldonside, Peelburnfoot (where I had to quarry in poor Michael’s3 rectum + then gave an enema which took some time), Linglie Cottages, Yarrow Terrace + Ettrick Road. Wrote some V.A.D.s to send me a record of their service4. Went to evening service and after supper went down to Hospital + Viewfield + Rutherford5, Backrow. Winged a pigeon at the hay shed ventilator but it got away into the bowling green.

1 Andrew Stirling Brown (about 1863-1922), draper, of Glebe Terrace, Selkirk

2 Isabella Laidlaw ‘Tibby’ Scott, aged 9, the daughter of Thomas Scott, farmer, and Jessie Scott née Anderson of Langhope, Kirkhope

3 Dr Muir had been attending Michael Glendinning (about 1839-1922), retired farmer and tenant occupier of a house and garden at Peelburnfoot, Caddonfoot parish

4 Presumably as part of the process to award medals to wartime members of the Voluntary Aid Detachment

5 There is a number of people named Rutherford in Back Row; the specific identity may become clearer in due course

[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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