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

More snow during last night + everything thickly covered. The frost however had gone + there was slush on the streets. Fortunately no drifting. Feeling my larynx rather painful. I kept my bed all day. Dav [Dr David Graham] had to go to Whitehillshiels + also to Melrose Hydro. It was a most unfavourable day for the former1. There wasn’t much to do in the town. At night I had flatulent dyspepsia.

1 Dr Muir’s comment is accurate, Whitehillshiels, Kirkhope, grid reference NGR NT363,189 is extremely isolated deep among the hills south of Hyndhope

[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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