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

Wind NE. Heavy blasts of rain all day but calm at night. A few flakes of snow. Hill tops white in morning but show disappeared. Called for Mrs Brown, Elmpark who leaves tomorrow for Velore1. She has improved with the Pot. + Iod. Nit. powder. Motored to Bowhill, Mrs Ordish2 improving. Saw Simpson. The family are coming next week. Lord Henry3 rung me up about [illegible]. Was in house all afternoon. Sent Burberrys to Turnbull’s to be cleaned.

1 Assume Mrs Henrietta Brown née Watson (1862-1944), daughter of Sir John Watson, baronet, and Agnes Watson née Simpson and wife of William Brown, banker; she died at Vellore, Maddiston, Stirlingshire

2 Hannah Ordish (about 1845-1920), housekeeper at Bowhill

3 Assume Colonel Lord Henry Francis Montagu Douglas Scott (1868-1945)

[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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