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

A dull day compared with yesterday but calm + pleasant + no rain S.E. Cycled to Mount Benger + over Swire to Fauldshope1 + via Carterhaugh + Bridge Street to Hospital. Got back before 3. In afternoon made out list of patients for D.2 to see +c. Made up a parcel to be sent by Parcel Post to Prestwick.3 Wrote a note to Helen4 who returns tomorrow afternoon + in short got everything ready for an early start tomorrow D. V. + W. P.5

1 Dr Muir is repeating a route he had done on 4 October 1922 from Mountbenger, grid reference NGR NT309,253, over the Swire though NT369,259 to Fauldshope, Kirkhope, NT414,255, where he was attending the Wilson family; that Dr Muir aet 77 did this twice in a week ‘for fun’ (he could have driven) is evidence of his phenomenal fitness.

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

3 Dr Muir is sending items Post restante in preparation for his forthcoming trip to his brother-in-law at Prestwick, Ayrshire.

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

5 Deo volente (God willing) and weather permitting.

[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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