5 January 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Dull damp day but no rain. Gave Hall the builder’s boy Chlor[oform] + D. [Dr David Graham] extracted 2 teeth. Went to forenoon service. A small party of the A & S H1 (15) were present. Got on with writing in afternoon. Wrote long letter to Patrick + sent his last letter to Jean2. David [Graham] had a consultant out from Ed. [Edinburgh] seeing Carnegie [Alexander]. Jack, Nancy, Jock + [Barb?] came to supper3. The Durnfords called but I didn’t see them4. Was called at 10 to Miss Williamson, Kilncroft.

1 The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; they were in the process of demobilising

2 Patrick Rodger Stewart ‘Pat’ Muir (1879-1961), Dr Muir’s only son, living in New Zealand since 1902 and Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir (1877-1941), one of Dr Muir’s daughters

3 John Roberts junior, Agnes ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir and two of her children, John Stewart ‘Jock’ Roberts and Andrina Barbara Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts

4 Major Norman Stanley M and Agnes Durnford, see 1 January 1919 entry

[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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