2 March 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

The first Sou Wester for months. Fine fresh day with heavy showers in afternoon. Clear at night with slight aurora. Glass very low. Not much to do. Saw saw [sic] 7 cases in morning + went to Church. Was called up at 6 a.m. to see Agnes Purves, Forest Road who died in a fit while I was there1. Was in town all afternoon. Dav [Dr David Graham] had to go to Yair Bridge (Miss Hall) + came in when he returned. H [Helen Muir] + I supped at Wellwood, Jack Harrison there.

1 Agnes Park Purves, law clerk and typist, daughter of John Dove Purves, deceased, manager of typewriter company, and Barbara Purves née Walker, died at 6.30 a.m. on 2 March 1919 at 113 Forest Road, Selkirk, aged 16, of influenza and pneumonia “six days”, certified by John S Muir, informant Adam Purves (uncle), of 3 Market Street, Galashiels, death registered 3 March 1919 at Selkirk, William Fowler, registrar

[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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