3 January 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir of Selkirk

Knocked up at 2 a.m. for Murdoch1. Roads frozen. Sick parade 7.30. Motored down Forest Road to Glebe Terrace, Thirladean, Bowhill N Lodge, Mount Benger + Lewenshope Hope. It was a fine sunny day + the frost improved the ground for walking. Took 45 minutes to go + 40 to return. Saw [illegible] town cases in afternoon. Paid Income Tax. David returned to Mauldsheugh from London. Helen had tea with Mrs Robertson2. Dav. [Dr David Graham] returned tonight earlier than I expected.

1 Murdoch, editors assume that this is George Murdoch (about 1842-1919), hall keeper, previously police constable, of Victoria Hall, Scott’s Place, Selkirk

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s daughter and housekeeper

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]

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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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