3 August 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Weather same: dry + N.W. wind. Feet alright today except that except that the extensions of the leg were a little stiff. Gave chlor[oform] for a case of circumcision at Mitchell’s, West Port (child of a sister of Mrs M = Mrs Gardiner)1. Went to morning service. Walked to Archie Robertson to ask for him + down to Wallis, Raeburn Place. Wrote Helen [Muir]. Saw Bella Henderson after 6: she looked moribund. Had high tea at Wellwood. Jack [Roberts] staying at Kellingley?

1 Mrs Mitchell at Mitchell’s Close, West Port, Selkirk, was Margaret Simpson ‘Maggie’ Mitchell née Stoddart, wife of Alexander Mitchell, engineer, and her sister was Jane Gardiner nee Stoddart, wife of Bryce Gardiner, engineer; her usual residence was given as “Mitchell’s Close, West Port”, on her marriage certificate, 1915

[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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