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

Very mild but still dull + sunless. Baptie went by the 8.17 train to Stow + brought back the Ford which David took to Fairnilea Cottages in the afternoon to see Hall, a Panel patient. This was all the County work. Mrs Crozier, Curror Street very ill with some intestinal obstruction. Saw 9 town cases. Messages to Mrs Currie, Byethorn and Sam Wotherston, Pembroke Cottage. Wire from Dora [Muir] from Southampton wanting Trottie’s address which I sent her1. I also wrote her to Southampton. Wrote Helen [Muir] too. Found 2 snowdrops showing white.

1 Isabel Scott ‘Trottie’ Kippen née Muir (1867-1851), daughter of Dr Muir’s late elder brother Jim and married (September Quarter 1889, Islington) to John Stewart N Kippen (about 1859-1925)

[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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