18 July 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Signs of rain this morning but it turned out a fine day. I seem to be doing less + less. David1 took Guy2 + his father3 up Yarrow as far as Bengerburn. We had operation at Viewfield viz. a case of removal of a tuberculous testis in a man Montgomery4 + a child with adenoids. Cycled to Henhouse, Spionkop, Hospital +c. Made out a route from Troon for Norman Durnford5 + took it with 2 maps to Elmpark6 at night. P.C. [post card] from Helen7 from Chorley. She is to be home Friday – Monday. Guy, David + his father all had tea at Deuchar Mill.

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

2 The Reverend Gavin Struthers ‘Guy’ Muir (1846-1927), Dr Muir’s brother

3 The Reverend Dr John Anderson Graham (1861-1942), founder of Dr Graham’s Homes, Kalimpong, West Bengal, who served as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1931

4 Montgomery is unidentified

5 Norman Stanley Maton Durnford (1889-1965), husband of Agnes Watson Durnford née Harper (1888-197) thus Mrs Mackintosh’s son-in-law; an army officer and later a businessman

6 Elm Park, Selkirk, home Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), Dr Muir’s good friend

7 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter

[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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