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

As cold as ever with occasional snow showers. The snow however melted as it fell. I had a very quiet day. David [Graham, co-partner] returned from Edinburgh at midday. I made 9 visits. Sandie Johnstone died in the afternoon1. I saw him in the morning + found his temperature had rapidly fallen to norm. They sent along about 4 + he died while I was there. Made out some D.D.M.S.2 acct [accounts]. Went to evening service. Dav. + Norah [Graham] + Jack3 came to supper.

1 Alexander Johnstone, tailor and clothier (retired), widow of Jane Armstrong, died 30 March 1919, aged 81, at West Port, Selkirk, of broncho-pneumonia, he was the son of John Johnstone, tailor and clothier, and Janet Johnstone née Hewitson, death registered by John McIntyre, nephew-in-law of Eastfield, Selkirk and certified by J S Muir M.B.

2 Deputy Director Medical Services

3 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), mill owner and Provost of Selkirk, later knighted “for political and public services in Selkirkshire”

[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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