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

Fresh snow during the night + a pretty heavy fall from 4 to 6. No frost but snow lying out of traffic. Saw some town cases walking. No County work. Dav. [Dr David Graham] met Fraser at Galashiels + at 5 he operated Flora Harper for appendicitis. Her appendix was swollen, adherent + full of pus. I got a late message to And[rew] Brown, Dunreay1 + didn’t get my dinner till after 8. H. + D. went to the picture house with Nancy2.

1 Dunreay, Selkirk, home of the Brown family comprising Andrew Brown, hosiery manufacturer, and Wilhelmina Brown and their children Isabella Brown (1869-), Maggie Turnbull Brown (1870-); preparatory school mistress and art teacher, George Brown (1873-), hosiery manufacturer, and Minnie Mackay Brown (1874-1966), school teacher and later a nurse, member of the Selkirk Voluntary Aid Detachment of the British Red Cross Society, who left for Egypt in 1915 and served there and in France

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter, Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), Dr Muir’s youngest daughter and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter

[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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