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

Colder: sprinkling of snow on the hills+ some sleet + hail during the day N.E. My coryza very disagreeable + a lot of laryngeal cough. Was not out of town + went to do Bowhill but hearing that [Mrs] Ordish was keeping better did not go. Saw some 10 town cases. Met D [David Graham] at Wm Dryden’s Backnowe where he removed duplicate ? from the baby. Message to Boylan1, Shawpark. Baptie took D Lumgair’s car to Edinburgh. He went in, in 11/2 hours + got the 2.40 back. Letter from Nancy [Roberts née Muir] in which she says she is much better.

1 John Dun Boylan (1850-1924), civil engineer, sometime of Shawpark, Selkirk; acquaintance of Dr Muir’s but viewed by him as an egotist and windbag

[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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