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

Frost gone + thaw set in but swiftly with rise of temperature. No wind at all: sunless. D [Dr David Graham] + I saw Agnes Thomson, Hill Street, + decided she should be operated on for appendicitis. Message to Bob Currie1. Walked via Bridge Street to Yair + Fairnilee Cottages returning via Hospital. Got back a little after 3. Roads getting soft but still fair going. Had Kelty with me.

1 Robert Currie (about 1857-1923), woollen hosiery manufacturer, lived at Byethorn, Selkirk [where the Selkirk High School is today], though he died at Rockville on the opposite side of Hillside and a little further out of 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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