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

Frost continues but though cold it was a better day. Calmer + a good deal of sunshine. In fact it was a brilliant morning. Less doing. No County work. Saw about a dozen cases including Hospital to which D [Dr David Graham] has sent a boy Anderson with Flue [sic]. Continued writing out names + addresses on bill heads. To facilitate the getting out of accounts1. Asked Bowling Club. if they would be willing to pay part of wall2.

1 There are some apparently superfluous stops in this entry which have been retained but see Blog #2 ‘Editorial practice for transcription of Dr Muir’s diaries’ of today’s date for a comment on editorial standards

2 See diary entry for 24 March 1919 for reference to the rebuilding of the front wall; the bowling green in Scott’s Place (still there) shared a wall with Dr Muir’s house

[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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