25 March 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Most extraordinary meteorological conditions. Glass above the middle + rising. S.W. [wind] + yet dull + rainy. Message to Miss Kirkpatrick1, Yarrow Manse. Motored there. Found her with a large Ventral hernia + asked her to come down to the Home to get it bandaged. Had to go to Yair in afternoon to see a child of Turnbull the keeper2.

1 Lilias (sometimes Lillias) Mary Kirkpatrick (1866-1950), sister of Roger Sandilands Kirkpatrick (1859-1943), M.A. (Edin.), Church of Scotland minister at Yarrow 1912 onwards

2 Not identified but assume a child of James H Turnbull, gamekeeper and ‘Inhabitant Occupier not rated’ at Yair House stables, Caddonfoot [1921 Valuation Roll VR011700009-/306, Selkirk County, page 306 of 611]

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

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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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