23 February 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Started early + cycled to Yair Bridge, Nest, Bogle House + also saw William Kirkwood1 the gardener, who wishes to transfer from Henderson. Got back a little late for meeting wit McKellar2 + Public Health Comttee in Pollok’s Office, all the doctors were there. We discussed the measures to be taken in view of Influenza. In afternoon I cycled to Beechwood Saw Mill + Bowhill = 18.5 miles. Keeping fresh + very little snow left about the town. There is still some in hay-shed.

1 William Kirkwood, overseer, was at East Lodge, Fairnilee, Caddonfoot [1920 Valuation Roll]

2 George McKellar (about 1860-1923), M.B., C.H., M.D., D.P.H., sometime ophthalmic specialist at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and at Jerusalem, later Medical Officer of Health for Kelso, Hawick and Selkirk

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]

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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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