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

Most charming day. Warm but not too hot : sunny : fresh after rain : a light S.W. wind. Dav. [Dr David Graham] attended Mr Dundas, Edenhill, who had a [stroke] at 1 p.m. almost with the same ? as last time. He also was present when Fraser from Edinburgh with an Anaesthetic removed an ? from George Roberts’ femur [at] Thornfield. I cycled to Yair + Fairnilee + attended annual meeting of Hospital Committee : + cycled to see Mr Duncan [?] at Prieston, a place I have not been to for many years, [and] came back by Midlem + called for ? but found them all out. Annie Little1 was down + had tea with Bella2.

1 Ann Helen ‘Annie’ Little (1894-1968), of Hawkshaw, Kirkhope, Selkirkshire, she was Dr Muir’s servant for 61/2 years until early 1918 when she left go to Moffat Hydro Military Hospital on V.A.D. work though by 1919 it seems she was back in Selkirkshire

2 Isabella ‘Bella’ Paulin (1873-), Dr Muir’s housekeeper

[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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