4 April 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

David1 returned this morning with Norah2 having come by night instead of today as he wrote me. Walked down after breakfast + saw him. He looks decidedly thinner but says he is quite well. Advised him to take it easier fear to no purpose. Walked to Heatherlieburn3 + Hospital. Had to [go] back there in evening for 2 cases of Diph. from Backrow = Macnamara4 + serum. Robt Scott5, Mavisbank, very ill + like dying. Snow + hail showers.

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

2 Norah Campion Graham née West (1887-1971), wife of Dr David Charteris Graham (1889-1963), medical practitioner

3 Heatherlieburn (sometimes Heatherlie Burn) House, Heatherlie, Selkirk

4 Edward ‘Ed’ Macnamara, carter and Tenant Occupier of a house at 50 Back Row, Selkirk [1922 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/282, Selkirk Burgh, page 282 of 644]

5 Robert Scott (1895-1922), woollen mill clerk and husband of Matilda Douglas Marshall died 6 April 1922 at 4a Mavisbank, Selkirk, aged 26, of “Pulmonary Tuberculosis 2 years” certified by John S Muir M.B.

[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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