30 May 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Dense fog this morning but the sun soon came out + it was a lovely day + not so hot as Wednesday. Tennis green beginning to get brown. Went to Mauldsheugh at 10 for two cases of tonsils. + cycled to Brown & Allan1 + Sunderland Hall. Wattie very well. Geo. McGill died just before I called2. On way back I stopped at Lindean Churchyard + had a smoke. In afternoon made out some accounts which had been left over in April. D [David Graham] was at Ravensheugh, Philipburn and Bridgeheugh.

1 Assume Riverside Mill, Selkirk, originally known as Dunsdale Mill and owned at one time by Brown & Allan but according to the RCAHMS owned by Laidlaw and Fairgrieve from 1915 [Source: Canmore https://canmore.org.uk/site/177037/selkirk-dunsdale-road-riverside-mills accessed 26 May 2019]

2 George McGill, of Sunderland Hall stables, shepherd and widower of Catherine Scott, died 30 May 1919, aged 79, of cardiac hypertrophy, several months, and bronchopneumonia, one month, certified by Dr J S Muir M.B.

[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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