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

My dyspepsia very bad last night + all morning but the cycle run put me right

Wind back to E, dry but dull + cold. Gave Chlor[oform] for Dav. to a Mrs Anderson, Backrow1 for curetting. Then cycled to Green Terrace, Forest Terrace, Mill Street, Dunsdale Cottages, Hospital + Shawpark. Jean2 + Nurse Campbell3 who nursed Geo. Roberts4 + at Philip5 + Ashiestiel came for the day this being Empire Day. Jean got a car to meet them at Gala + came round by Rink + Yair. They left by the last train. I cycled in the afternoon to Ladhope, Yarrow Hall + Henderland.6 Saw 11 Char-a-bancs + numerous cars +c in Yarrow. Jas. Mitchell much better. Got some tea.

1 Mrs Anderson is as yet unidentified.

2 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s widowed eldest daughter, living and working in Newington, Edinburgh.

3 Nurse Campbell is as yet unidentified.

4 Assume George Roberts (about 1842-1910), who had died 19 May 1910 at Dandswall, Selkirk, aged 68.

5 The abbreviation is unclear so this could be Philiphaugh, Philipburn or perhaps another location.

6 Henderland, Megget, north of St Mary’s Loch, grid reference NGR NT232,233, where Dr Muir had been attending the Mitchell family, James in particular, since late 1921.

[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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