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

N.W. wind still blowing but moderated during the day + went round to N.E. at night + calm. Some showers during the day + very steady rain from 7 o’clock. Gave Miss Arnot gas + Dav. [Dr David Graham] opened a cervical abscess1. Saw some town cases + cycled to Forest Mill, Sunderland Hall West Lodge + stables. Made out some accounts in afternoon. Walt Dobson fitted a new light suit2. Baptie had to drive D. in the Swift again. Helen went down to Elmpark to see Mrs Mackintosh who returned from Edinburgh.

1 Margaret Arnot née Grieve, wife of Gideon Arnot, master plumber, married 1908, with one son, born 1909

2 Walter Dalgleish Dobson (1861-1936), tailor, at 19 Tower Street, Selkirk, with his wife Jessie Grierson [1911 Census]

[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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