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

A day of constant sunshine but with a most bitter dry N. wind. There had been some rain during the night. I was surprised to find a little heap of yesterday week’s snow at the back of the Toll. I had a very small town list + did them walking including Hospital (where I dressed Rob. Beattie’s neck1), Dunsdale, Forest Road, Kirkwynd + Backrow. Was not out after 2. Bella2 was out + Nancy was doing all the work.

1 See diary entry for 24 February 1920

2 Isabella ‘Bella’ Paulin (1873-), Dr Muir’s housekeeper

[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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