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

Boisterous day but quite fresh. Another case of Diph. from Gala admitted today. I was over at the Home1 “doing Peter”2 when Baptie3 brought a message from Mauldsheugh4 for a confinement at Green Square, a Mrs Hunter who was calling on a friend + suddenly pupped!5 Motored there + then out to Whitmuir. Mrs Neil not so well T.100.6 Drew £80 from Bank to pay Books + accounts. Made out accounts in afternoon.

1 Viewfield Nursing Home.

2 The Editor is not familiar with this expression.

3 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir.

4 Mauldsheugh, Yarrow Terrace, Selkirk, proprietor the trustees of the late Andrew Gray Lumgair and tenant David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., Ch.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner who appears to have used it for consultations (and perhaps more) as well as living there with his wife Norah Campion Graham née West.

5 John Wilkinson or Hunter (1923-), born 22 January 1923 at 8 Green Square, Selkirk, the son of “Elizabeth Wilkinson, wife of George Hunter, farm labourer, to whom she was married 5 September 1922 at Kirkhope (Domicile: Fauldshope, Kirkhope)” [1923 778 / 8 Selkirk and 1923 776 / 1 Kirkhope]. The marriage is recorded (and has no retrospective emendations) so it it is not clear why the entry was presented in this way.

6 Christina Neil née Scott of Whitmuir who had given birth to a daughter on 16 January 1923.

[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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