18 October 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Not as warm as yesterday but still mild. Was called out before breakfast to see Mrs Blair, Forest Road. Called at Lang + Steedman + saw Dundas about the purchase of Viewfield. Saw half a dozen town cases. Carnegie has sold £1,550 of my War Bonds1. Letter from Rodger Patrick telling of his sister Helen’s serious illness – septic pneumonia2.

1 David Carnegie Alexander aka ‘Carnegie Alexander’ or ‘D.C.A.’ (1856-1928), solicitor

2 Helen Muriel Patrick (1880-1919), died 18 November 1919 at Hamilton, Lanarks; she was the daughter of David Patrick, solicitor, and Christina Robertson Patrick nee Rodger and granddaughter of Peter Rodger (1804-1888), of Selkirk, solicitor and local government official

[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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