14 January 1923 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

I had about the worst attack of flatulent dyspepsia last night. I ate a preserved greengage after dinner + took a big drink of milk at bedtime + had to rise at 2 a.m. + sit in the Smoke room. I was never sick but had frequent short fits of [illegible]. I took almost no breakfast : a cup of Bovril at lunch + a little porridge at night. Motored to Sloebank, Forest Road, Sundhope, Mount Benger Cottages, Dryhope Lodge + Henderland. Very strong N.W. wind but no fall [?]. Helen1 went to evening service + to Wellwood2 for supper.

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

2 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, home of Dr Muir’s second daughter Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir and her family.

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/26, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1923]

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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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