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

Ground white but no more snow during the day + it all disappeared. There is still plenty on the hills however. The storm has been much worse in the north. Expected to have a whole day at books but had to go to Lilliesleaf to see William Bunney1 + then to Hopehouse for Mrs Moffat whom I found nearly moribund2. She is 93. Dav [Dr David Graham] was at Boleside and Fairnilea. He came up at night + we finished entering the quarter’s visits.

1 See entries for 2nd and 4th April 2019

2 Sarah Moffat, daughter of Robert Wilson, farm manager, and Elizabeth Wilson née Patterson, and widow of Adam Moffat, gamekeeper, died 31 March 1919 at Hopehouse, Ettrick, aged 92, death certified by Dr J S Muir

[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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