29 August 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Nice day but coldish S.W. [wind]. Saw a few town cases in the morning. Got payment of Dees1 account of £48. Banked over £60. At 5.30 got ‘Phone to see Miss Brunton, Ramsaycleuch2. Motored up. Had to give her an enema. Got back at 8.30.

1 Robert Irwin Dees (1872-1923), landed proprietor, formerly a marine engineer, son of James William Dees and Eliza Jane Irwin, he inherited a large sum from his uncle Robert Richardson Dees (about 1814-1908) and had taken on the tenancy of Faldonside, Galashiels, in 1920.

2 Assume Jane Lauder Brunton née Amos (about 1849-1938), the postmistress at Ramsaycleuch, Ettrick [Valuation Roll, 1919].

[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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