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

A few drops of rain (literally) this morning. Dry + Sunless N.E. Cooler. David [Graham] operated on Mrs Arnot’s neck at the Home at 9.30. From there I cycled to Dunsdale Cottages + [Dunsdale]Haugh + attended Communion Service. Expected a quiet afternoon but had to go to Ashkirk Manse for D. [Dr David Graham] to see Catherine Mclair1 [sic] the housekeeper + there at 5.30. D. had an appendix + an ovarian cyst case at the Home. It was Mrs Turnbull (nee Grace Reid2) who was staying with Mrs Brown, Philiphaugh Farm. This prevented me getting to hear McKenzie [sic] of Kirkhope who took our evening service3. Supped at Wellwood Elmpark.

1 Not identified

2 Grace Reid of Backrow, Selkirk had married James Turnbull, engineer, of Cumledge Mill, Duns, in 1893

3 The Reverend George Edward Mackenzie (1888-1934), Church of Scotland minister and soldier, at Kirkhope Church 1918-1934

[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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