6 October 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Streets wet this morning but it turned out a fine day. I feel very miserable with the Coryza + sneezed + coughed continuously. Saw some 6 or 7 cases and walked to Linglie Mill. Was in the house all day after. Mrs Mack with “supplies” including a pint of whisky: a pot of cream : some sponge cake + eggs.1 I lunched off porridge. It was very clear calm + frosty looking at night.

1 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk, whose home was sometimes called ‘the Magic Cave’ by Dr Muir because of her frequent and generous gifts of food and drink.

[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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