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

A few drops of rain in morning. Blowy but warm day. Very pleasant. Wrote Helen [Muir] + sent Jean [Muir] some flowers + she sent me a box of ? buns + some cake. Mrs McIntosh continues to pour in supplies consisting of a tongue, pot of creams grapes &c &c. Cycled in to Hospital, Forest Mill, Philipburn Mill + Howford Hill. Got back at 2 + was not out again. Got letter from Helen. Bella Henderson, Forest Road, died this morning after a most painful + protracted illness1.

1 Isabella ‘Bella’ Henderson, unmarried woollen winder, died 13 August 1919, aged 57, at Forest Road, Selkirk

[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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