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

Sharp frost: clear sunny day. Roads very soft in sun. No wind. Made 20 town visits (partly cycling) + gave Chlor[oform] for D [Dr David Graham] to currette Mrs Hardie, Castle Street1 . Helen spent the day with Mrs And. [Andrew] Linton [?] at Gilmanscleuch2 + went up + down in the car. She also called for Annie Little at Hawkshaw3 . Dav. Was at Yarrowford, Shaws + Deloraine.

1 Probably Mary Hardie née Morrison

2 Victoria Winona Linton née Johnstone (c.1883-), of Chapelhope, Ettrick; she had married Andrew Linton, farmer and agriculturalist, on 10 September 1917 at the North British Hotel, Edinburgh

3 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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