15 June 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Very much colder + a strong S.W. gale with any amount of dust flying. Glass falling but no rain. David wanted a day’s rest so I cycled [to] Ettrickshaws. Met Bob Mitchell on the way + he asked me to call for his wife which I did + came home by Thirladean for P Bartlemans [?]. Got home for tea at 2 + saw Mrs Jenkins [?] + Mrs Lawton. Went to evening service with Helen [?] + supped at Wellwood. Barb [?], Jack + Mrs Birch then called for Bella Henderson, Forest Road after leaving. [Illegible] a terrible difference in Tom Anderson1. He is thinner + paler + absolutely helpless.

1 Thomas Scott ‘Tom’ Anderson (1852-1919), M.D., landed proprietor, previously a sheep farmer (he never practised medicine), since 1891 of Ettrickshaws, Kirkhope

[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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