1 October 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Was called at 6.30 a.m. to Mrs Jas. Wilson, Fauldshope who had a d [daughter] about 15 mins after I got there.1 Got some breakfast + was home a little after 9. Took the car to Bridgelands (for Hardie2), Hospital, Raeburn Place + Halliday’s Park. Went to morning service + was not out again.

1 Eileen Anne Wilson, born 1 October 1922 at Fauldshope, Kirkhope, the daughter of James Wilson, farmer, and Maggie Jane Wilson née Young, of Fauldshope; her parents had married 11 October 1911 at Brucefield Farm, Dunfermline, Fife.

2 Assume James Hardie (about 1841-1922), ploughman (retired) and Inhabitant Occupier not rated at Bridgelands Lodge, Galashiels in 1920 whom Dr Muir had been attending for a while.

[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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