21 March 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A powdering of snow on the ground + some fine snow falling. Bright during the day but the snow never melted in shade. Some showers of snow in afternoon. Bitterly cold again N.E. Motored to Peelburnfoot, Faldonside Stables + Upper F. to see Katie1 the maid who has had a lot of varicose veins removed by Pussy Stewart2. Was in house all afternoon reading up the Hospital question.

1 Katie has not been identified though it may be possible to do so when the 1921 Census is published later this year

2 Pussy Stewart, a medical practitioner of some sort, perhaps with connections to Caddonfoot, has been very difficult to pin down because Dr Muir has used what must be his nickname

[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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