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

Motored to Yair. It was a damp cold day. Tweed very full. Saw a few town cases after + sat at accounts all afternoon. David got message to And. [Andrew] Linton1, Gilmanscleuch + Oakwoodmill which he did. Mrs Mackintosh came up at night about a form she had got about Dora [Muir] who had given her as a reference for Registering as a nurse. She gave Helen + me a cut of salmon: [illegible] of chocolate, a cream cheese + 2 books! Sent Jean [Muir] some spring flowers + among them snow drops.

1 The editor was not confident of this reading but corroboration came via reference to several visits (2 October and 7 December 1918 and 28 February 1919) Dr Muir made to Andrew Linton and his family at Gilmanscleuch

[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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