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

A fine sharp sunny day. I am getting lass + less to do + David [Graham] more + more. I suppose such a thing might have been expected but it is not a pleasant sensation being shelved when one feels perfectly fit for work. I have brought it on myself + therefore must try to submit with a good grace. Made 5 visits. Wrote B.S.A., Sturmey Archer + Mrs Yates. Got a [illegible] with accts. Helen [Muir] + I supped at Mrs Shawpark. Hilda + Vera Brown there two very nice girls1. Vera being especially clever.

1 Possibly Vera Watson Brown (1900-) and Hilda Watson Brown (1898-), daughters of William Brown, banker, and Henrietta Brown née Watson, married 1896 at Hamilton, and all resident at Vellore House, Muiravonside [Maddiston], Stirlingshire, 1911 Census

[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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