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

Was called this morning at 7.30 to Mrs Jack Brown, Glebe Terrace. She had D [daughter] 4lb 4 at 8.451. Saw one or two town cases during the day. David had a country round to Oakwoodmill, Ettrickshaws, Shielshaugh, Broadmeadows, Yarrowford + Thirladean. I walked out to Longmoss. Found that the road beyond the Greenhead March had been drifted up [illegible word]. It was a fine day but all the hills still white. Not very clear. Heard a Willow Wren near Shawmount2.

1 Ruby Brown, daughter of John Henderson Brown, road contractor, and Isabella Elder Brown née Montgomery was born at 09.10 Registrar’s time] on 29 May 1919 at 13 Glebe Terrace, Selkirk. Her parents had married June 1912 at Selkirk. Ruby did alright in spite of her low birth weight and married, 1942, Rodney Oliver, farmer, of Easter Essenside, Ashkirk, from the address at which she was born, at which date she is described as a woollen picker and Private A.T.S. She died in 2012, aged 93

2 The Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus, historically known as the Willow Wren

[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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