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

Magnificent day: warm + sunny + clear. S.W. wind most pleasant. It was a joy to be out among the greenery + lavish blossoming. I saw a few town cases + did the anaesthesia at Viewfield for a case of webbed [?] fingers + 2 cases of tonsils + adenoids. After lunch motored with Dora1 to Philiphaugh Saw Mill, Howden Moat2 + Henhouse. We walked through the wood to Howden Hill + pulled a lot of crab apple blossom.

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

2 The Editor is reasonably confident that this is the property at Motte which is more closely associated with Brownmuir and is identified as Moat (occupier William Arnot, shepherd) in the 1886 Valuation Roll [for more detail see Dr Muir’s diary entry for 30 May 1922]

[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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