1 January 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir of Selkirk

Was asleep when New Year came in. Ground white with snow this morning but it soon disappeared & the day was dull and mild with heavy rain in the evening. At sick parade only one man turned up but I had a cut head on a [sergeant ?] to dress in the forenoon. Message to Bluecairn to May Johnston. Almost nothing in town. Henderson’s party. Williamsons, Boylan, Durnfords, Mrs Robertson1. Spent a pleasant evening. Anne Brodie came to help. Wrote Jean2.

1 Those mentioned are respectively: unidentified; John Dun Boylan, retired engineer and friend of Dr Muir; Major Norman Stanley M Durnford (1889-1965), Army Service Corps and Agnes Watson Durnford née Harper (1888-1976), daughter of Ebenezer Erskine Harper, Sheriff Substitute of Selkirkshire, and Agnes Harper née Watson, later Mackintosh; and unidentified

2 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir (1877-1941), one of Dr Muir’s daughters

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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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