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

Dull mild calm misty [with] a little white frost in morning. E. [wind]. Feeling my side rather less : detected the slight crepitation again. Gave Mrs Geo. Douglas, Chapel Street1 her 3rd dose of Autogenous Vaccine2 + walked down to Ashybank. Went to forenoon service. Heard Ross3 rather better.4 Was not out again till I went down to Wellwood5 for supper. Brough [sic] Summary + record cards up to actual date. Ordered 60 gallons petrol + paid C. T. C. subscription.6

1 Assume Georgina Douglas née Henderson (1883-1924) of 19 Chapel Street, Selkirk, wife of George Douglas, woollen mill worker, married 14 November 1913 at Selkirk.

2 See Dr Muir’s diary entry for 3 December 1922.

3 The Reverend Andrew Ross (1871-1942), Church of Scotland minister, who moved to Selkirk in 1903 and was there until his retiral with the exception of a period in early 1918 when he was in France with the Scottish Churches Huts.

4 Dr Muir had complained about his hearing on a number of (usually public) occasions. He seems to hear some people better than others.

5 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, home of the Roberts family.

6 The Editor cannot identify this organisation but it is presumably a centralised fuel supplier.

[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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