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

Another glorious day + with a cooling N.W. breeze. Lovely calm moonlight night. Had only a few town cases + finished them in time for morning service. Had to go down to Buccleuch Road after to see a child of Lang. Wrote Jean [Muir], David + Frank Muir. Had high tea at Wellwood + got a message to see the baby at Scott’s, Sunderland Hall. It is only 8 months + is walking. The idiots had actually given it corned beef to eat which of course gave it colic. Jack [Roberts] kindly ran me down in his motor.

[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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rumblingclint

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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