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

Breakfasted at 7 + left at 7.45 cycling to Gilmanscleuch (113/4) in 1h 151/2m. The baby has Rubeola. Came straight back + made some calls in Glebe Terrace &c + saw a few town cases after + did some posting [of accounts]. Mrs McIntosh sent me a chicken + 1/2 dozen eggs. Bella’s foot better [Bella Paulin, housekeeper]. It was a fair day + wind slight from N.W.W. [sic] Had a call from Mrs Hay whose husband was gardener at Philiphaugh under Graham Menzies1.

1 George Hay, gardener, married to Mary, is recorded as a gardener at Selkirk in the 1891 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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