9 December 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

This morning in bed I thought (indeed I am sure) I felt a distinct click over my painful rib on inspiration so I really think the bone itself has been injured. On the whole the pain was not so bad today though bad enough. I saw a few cases walking+ then motored to Hospital, Linglie + Riverside Mill, Forest Road, Buccleuch Road, Fairnilee Cottages, Caddonfoot, Ettrick Road + Kilncroft + then got a message to Barrie, Newarkburn + motored there.1 Helen2 went to Edinburgh till Monday.

1 Alexander Wilson Barrie (1885-1961), herd for the Duke of Buccleuch, was Tenant Occupier of a house at Newarkburn and at Shepherd’s House, Newarkburn, 1921 Census; born 6 September 1885 at Walston, Lanarks [1922 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/376, Selkirk County, page 376 of 611].

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

[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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