2 January 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir of Selkirk

Wet morning but nearly fair all day. Fresh. Only a powdering of snow left on higher hills. Sick parade 7.30 + saw Murdoch. Message to Ettrickshaws and Faldonside. Went to former (after seeing 6 town cases en route), Annelshope and Bluecairn. Got home at 3 found message to Stewart, Thirladean, which I did first + then Faldonside + Hosp. (where a case of S. has come in from Ashkirk). Long letter from Minnie Brown1.

1 Minnie Mackay Brown (1874-1966), teacher and nurse: prior to war she was a school teacher. She left for Egypt September 1915; was part of the Selkirk Voluntary Aid Detachment of the British Red Cross Society and served until 29 May 1919. She was stationed at the Citadel Hospital, Cairo, 11 September 1915-13 April 1916 before she was moved to France where she served at the 11th Stationary Hospital from 15 July 1916

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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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