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

There had evidently been a quiet heavy fall of snow during the night as everything was covered thick this morning. The trees were very beautiful. It was freezing + the streets never became slushy. I saw eleven town cases walking + was not out of the house after 1 o’clock. Wrote Jean and Dora [Muir]. Rob. Marshall came in with a bruised shoulder, having fallen [illegible] down the Green. A lad Gardener was sent into Hospital by Menzies + bolted when Matron was at supper. Spent a long time weeding out index cards of Panel patients who had left or died + arranging alphabetically new ones I had got.

[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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