20 July 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Three minor operations at Mauldsheugh + an appendicitis at the nursing home (Philips House ?, Glebe Terrace) viz Miss Scott, Bridgelands. Cycled to Mauldsheugh via Raeburn Meadows. Had to see Mrs Lawton+ use catheter + aid. Message to Hicks?, Dandswall Lodge. Finished Sir H Maxwell’s ‘Dumfries & Galloway”1. Went to evening service. Choir sang chorus from Elijah “Be Not Afraid” + Creation “Achieved in the glorious work”2. There were 2 solos. Supped at Mauldsheugh, David’s sister there.

1 Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, 7th Baronet of Monreith (1845-1937), ‘A History of Dumfries and Galloway’, William Blackwood and Sons, 1896, Edinburgh & London

2 Excerpts from oratorios ‘The Creation’ (‘Die Schöpfung’) by Joseph Haydn and ‘Elijah’ (‘Elias’) by Felix Mendelssohn

[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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