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

Very cold W. to N.W. + then N.E. Slight showers in forenoon + very heavy blasts in afternoon, one at 5.45 quite horrendous. We didn’t breakfast till 9. Dora1 + I went to morning service + walked to Hospital + Bridgelands after. I went to evening service but was called out to see one of the Dobsons of Allanlea + his wife2. They came about a friend who was ill + wanted a nurse. I got Nurse Mann3 from Viewfield to go for the night.

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

2 The Proprietors of Allanlea, Caddonfoot were the Trustees of the late Thomas Douglas Dobson and the occupier was Mrs Agnes Dobson, widow, but that information on its own does not clarify Dr Muir’s text; things may become clearer when the 1921 Census is published later this year [1922 Valuation Rolls VR011700009-/362, Selkirk County, page 362 of 611].

3 Nurse Mann is (as yet) unidentified.

[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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