1 February 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Between frost + fresh the latter predominating. David wanted Dora [Muir] to go down to Mauldsheugh in place of his nurse till Monday. Bella quite broken down this morning + I had to send her to bed1. Mousey had therefore a very strenuous day2. I walked to Curror Street &c + Shawpark. Boylan had a bad fit of coughing last night3. In the afternoon I motored to Beechwood, Yarrowford & Fairnilee (Neil + Miller).

1 Isabella ‘Bella’ Paulin (b.1873), the Muir family housekeeper

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

3 John Dun Boylan (1850-1924) civil engineer, ‘friend’ of Dr Muir, resided Shawpark, Selkirk

[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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