10 December 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Fresh rainy day: wind S. to S.W. Snow all disappeared during the day. In town only. Douglas Forbes, larking at Commercial Bank back green dislocated his patella: an injury I have never seen before. Tried to reduce it along there but failed + had to bring him to the surgery + do it under Chlor[oform]. Lent him crutches. Helen [Muir] came down in post lorry to Ettrickbridgend where David [Graham] picked her up. Attended meeting of War Memorial Committee. A motion by Jack Harrison1 to include women in Roll of Honour refused as was also one by Bailie Dodds to exclude alcohol from supper [two illegible words].

1 There was a John Harrison, a “woollen manufacturer” lodging at Glebe Terrace, Selkirk in the 1911 Census; perhaps the same John Harrison junior, manufacturer, as was living at Levenlea, Selkirk in the 1919 Valuation Roll

[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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