15 February 1913 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Another posting in the occasional series of 1913 diary entries

Wind round to N.E. slight. Colder: dull: sunless: fair. Wilson1 had to go to Bluecairn for me yesterday to see Robert Johnstone2. Went up this afternoon + then to Fauldshope, Ettrickbridgend + over Swire to Warrior’s Rest + Yarrowford. Saw town cases in forenoon. Blackbird singing in garden night + morning + thrushes all round. Letter from Ernest Muir3. Lot of insured patients at night.

1 Dr John Wilson (about 1873-1916), M.B., Master of Surgery, medical practitioner, at Kirkbrae, Selkirk, in practice with James Menzies of Ettrick Lodge, Selkirk

2 Robert Johnstone, carpenter, occupier of a house at Bluecairn, Selkirk, 1913 Valuation Roll [Valuation Rolls, VR011700008-/532, Selkirk County, page 532 of 617], see also diary entries for 4th, 5th, 7th, 17th, 18th and 21st February 1913

3 Ernest Muir (1880-1974), C.M.G., C.I.E., F.R.C.S., medical practitioner and leprologist, based in India for many years, he was Dr Muir’s nephew

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/16, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1913]

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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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