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

Snow storm very severe on NE coast + there was telegraphic breakdown in Newcastle area. Snow storm from SE all day freezing at night. Met David [Graham, co-partner] at Wellwood to see Stewart1. Found him quite better. D had rather acted the alarmist. I thought he had symptoms of meningitis! D went to St Boswells to a Board, South Common + later Sund[erland] Hall. I motored to Bridge Street, Philiphaugh Farm (out) + round to Hospital &c. Dined at Whitmuirhall where John Hastings is staying. He has been on active service during the whole war + ended by acting as Town Commandant of Arras.

1 Stewart Muir Roberts (1908-2003), Dr Muir’s grandson

[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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