17 February 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Dark morning with a little hoar frost: raining till 12 + then very heavy soft snow in big flakes. It was fresh however + the roads got very slushy. I motored to Hospital +c + Ettrickbridgend + we had to wipe the snow off the screen frequently. Mrs Harper1 going on favourably. Helen2 is getting the baby cleaned + its smells removed3. Miss Dunn4 died this morning.

1 Esther Harper née Ramsay (1888-1951) of Kirkwynd, Selkirk had been brought in by Dr Muir with her baby, both clearly in a state of crisis

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper

3 Esther Ramsay Harper (1921-1925), the baby of Esther Harper née Ramsay (above)

4 Hyndmer Rutherford ‘Miss’ Dunn (about 1843-1922), died 17 February 1922 at 13 High Street, Selkirk, aged 79, of “Cerebral Congestion 7 months Hemiplegia 7 months”, certified by John S Muir M.B.; the daughter of John Dunn, chemist & druggist, and Hyndmer Rutherford Dunn née Hewat, and brother of Thomas ‘Tom’ Dunn (about 1844-1921) [her death, 1922, 778/21, Selkirk]

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]

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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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