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

Quite a change of weather again. Thick hoar frost + a brilliant sunny day with sharp NE wind. A really splendid Easter Sunday but not really genial. Gave Chlor[oform] at Mauldsheugh for curretting + cycled to Faldonside, coming back by Raeburn Place +c. Gave Maggie letter + finished accounts. Was called over at 4.45 in Dav’s [Dr David Graham’s] absence to see Mrs Michael, Cannon Street. Went to united service in our church. Large combined choir. [illegible phrase]. Jack, Nancy, Barb, Jock + Louisa came to supper1. Saw Mrs Tulloch for D [Dr David Graham] + was called down to Mrs Scott, Mavisbank. D had a long day up Ettrick to Midgehope returning by R? + Dryhope.

1 The Roberts family (minus the youngest two) comprising John junior ‘Jack’ (1876-1966), Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ (1878-1948), Andrina Barbara Henderson ‘Barbara’ or ‘Barb’ (1902-1996), John Stewart ‘Jock’ (1904-1950) and Louisa Jane (1906-1982)

[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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