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

Brilliant morning: dull + colder in afternoon: a very few drops of rain between 8 + 9. Mrs Lawton died at 1.20 p.m1. Saw the few town cases cycling. Attended meeting of Hosp visiting Committee at Hosp. re matron’s salary (which was raised £10) + heating (estimated expense of radiators to be got). Message to Helen [?] Tait’s daughter, who is home from America, + to Mrs Stirling, Hill Street. Got the day book posted.

1 Justina Lawton née Weir, widow of James Lawton, shoemaker, died 22 July 1919, aged 49, at 9 Elm Row, Selkirk, death 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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