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

Pretty sharp frost which continued all day though the ground got soft where the sun fell. Sky clear till afternoon when there was some cloud. Message to Boyd, Shaws which D [Dr David Graham] got yesterday. I motored to Mavisbank + Curror Street. Was called in to Guthrie’s [?] daughter Mrs Douglas at Bush Villa [?] to reduce her dislocated shoulder. They had sent for Hiddleston 1. Motored to Martin (F.C. Manse), Shaws + when turning up to Hawkshaw to see Annie2 got message to Crook Cottage to W Johnstone. Went up there + coming back was stopped to see James Anderson. Got home at 3.30 leaving the Ford at Mauldsheugh for D. to go to Yair + Fairnilee.

1 John Murray Hiddleston (1891-1954), medical practitioner

2 Ann Helen ‘Annie’ Little (1894-1968), of Hawkshaw, Kirkhope, Selkirkshire, Dr Muir’s servant for 6½ years until early 1918 when she left go to Moffat Hydro Military Hospital on V.A.D. work

[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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