2 September 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Rowan tree stripped by Blackbirds hardly a starling seen. Last year it was the 9th. This morning broke very dull + wet + it rained heavily up till midday then gradually cleared to a lovely afternoon with an extraordinary rise in temperature. Gave Mrs Cairney (May Kennoway) chlor[oform] + extracted teeth. Nurse Beck helped me. Motored to the Nest to see Mrs Miller’s sister, Mrs Paxton + made calls in Kirkwynd + Halliwells [?]. The Lady of the Magic Cave called with 1 a Pork Pie 2 a cream cheese 3 1/2 dozen eggs + 4 tablet. Assisted Dav. [Dr David Graham] to curette Agnes Barton at the [House]. Baptie finished delivering the accounts. Had call from Margaret + Joy Rodger who are touring in a little 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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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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