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

Tom Anderson1 died at 6: Dav. [Dr David Graham] was there all night

Delightful + clear sunny atmosphere + constant sunshine but not too hot. I wished I could have got away to somehill top. Was knocked up during the night about Bella Henderson + got a message at 7.15 for Lizzie Brown (Inglis)2. Saw her, Bella Henderson + boy Keddie after [?] breakfast. In forenoon cycled to Ettrick Mill + John Piercy3 + then up to Newarkburn (Barrie) where the delicate twin , John4, has whooping cough + bronchitis. Saw Lizzie Brown several times but nothing came off. Dav [Dr David Graham] has a confinement at Goslaw Green (Mrs Anderson, an Oliver5) then also went to Dryden + late to Ettrickbridgend.

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

2 Elizabeth Scott ‘Lizzie’ Brown née Ingles, see diary entry for 18 June 1919

3 John Piercy, born 1912, Dunsdalehaugh, Selkirk, son of Isaac Piercy, woollen pattern weaver, and Margaret Piercy née Brown who had married in 1910 at Selkirk

4 John McMillan Barrie and William Wilson Barrie were twins born 7 June 1914 at Fauldshope, sons of Alexander Barrie, shepherd, and Jessie Barrie née McMillan, married 7 June 1912 at Carnwath

5 Margaret Hyslop Anderson, born 17 June 1919 at 8 Goslaw Green, Selkirk, daughter of James Anderson, woollen pattern warper, and Mary Hyslop Anderson née Oliver, married 2 February 1917 at Selkirk

[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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