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

Dull morning but after 12 a most glorious day, calm, bright + the verdure everywhere most [text deleted] lovely [?]. I cycled to W Park, Buccleuch Road1 + Hospital + in the afternoon had to go twice to the Henhouse to see Johnny Laidlaw2 who, I thought, had some peritonitis. I asked Dav.3 to see him at night but he didn’t think there was anything serious. I finished Hospital Report. Helen4 cycled with Peter5 to Abbotsford.

1 William Park, grocer, Occupier of a shop at 75 Buccleuch Road, Selkirk (though he appears to have lived at ‘Glenesk’ The Glebe, Selkirk) [1922 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/336, Selkirk Burgh, page 336 of 644 and VR007900012-/336, Selkirk Burgh, page 336 of 644].

2 John ‘Johnny’ Laidlaw, sawmiller, of Henhouse, The Haining, Selkirk [1911 Census; 1922 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/378, Selkirk County, page 378 of 611].

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

4 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper.

5 Peter Allan was evidently a charge of Dora’s but is not (yet) identified.

[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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