16 May 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Wet morning up till 1. A shade milder but still cold + unseasonable. Dora1 took Enid Baxter2 back to Edinburgh. I have enjoyed little Enid’s visit very much. She is an affectionate wee thing with most lovely eyes. I had to take the car to Castle Street, Chapel Place, Hosp [possibly deleted], St Mary’s + Forest Mill, Cannon Street, Philiphaugh Sawmill, Newarkburn + Haining. Had to go down in afternoon to St Mary’s Mill Lodge to certify a man Pringle3 for Melrose4. Dav.5 called + finally adjusted our deed of Copartnery + the Viewfield lease. + we talked regarding his claim for an increased share of the profits of the practice6.

1 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter

2 Enid Gordon Baxter, later Thorn (1917-2013), born 1 Nov 1917 at Gothenburg, daughter of Lily Birgitta Baxter formerly Lindback and Harold Ross Baxter, manager and informant of the birth, of 47 Södra Vägen 50, 412 54 Göteborg, Sweden [Consular Returns 1917, 164/CL 233]

3 Pringle is unidentified

4 Presumably for the Roxburgh, Berwick and Selkirk District Asylum at Dingleton Road, Melrose [Canmore ID 100238]

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

6 There have been references to changes to the medical partnership on and off since at least Dr Muir’s diary entry of 30 August 1921

[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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