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

A bitterly cold NE wind with one or two transient snow showers. Walked round the town I was finished by 2. Wrote Jean, Blair + Caton (Liverpool) re Pilot1. Began to prepare for this quarter’s accounts by writing the dates + names on the billheads. Dav [Dr David Graham, co-partner] was at Yair in forenoon + at the Hydro and Faldonside in the afternoon + he had a confinement (Hislop, Forest Road2) in evening. I was very pleased to get a message to Philiphaugh Farm to see Mrs Brown’s daughter. Mrs B is a sister of the late Laurie [?] Scott.

1 See previous tweets for references to Dr Muir’s concerns about Dr Pilot, his daughter Dora’s supposed fiancé who was in fact already married

2 Charles Jasper Knowles Hislop, born 12 March 1919, Forest Road, Selkirk, son of William Hislop, woollen warper, and Janet Hislop née Knowles, married 1 January 1914

[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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