13 April 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Clouds a little higher this morning + fair in forenoon but very wet one O’clock onwards. The sun milder. Wind E. to S. Cycled round town, Ettrickhaugh, Ashybank +c + saw some cases walking. Altogether saw 18 cases before 2. Finished the accounts + made out the list to [the letter] M. D. [David Graham] was up Ettrick + did Crook Cottages when there was a message. He was called to see Agnes Durnford’s baby1 + prescribed Paraffin.

1 Stanley John Harper Durnford (1920-1995), son of Norman Stanley M Durnford and Agnes Durnford née Harper, he married Pauline Hansford 1946 and died Bath, Somerset 1995; an army officer, he was a prisoner on the Burma Railway and a volume of Captain Durnford’s war poems ‘A Form of Consolation: poems 1942-1945’ was privately published by the author in 1985 [Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1030010795%5D

[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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