15 February 1923 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

It is still absolutely calm + there is very little difference in the appearance of the trees +c but the streets are sleety. There was more of thaw + by evening the trees were quite bare of snow. I kept my bed till about 3 when I had to attend Mrs Thomas Riddell (Connie Wallis), Tait’s Hill1 – primip – whom I had not expected till April. She was better at 4.30.

1 Thomas Riddell (1923-), son of Thomas Riddell, woollen millworker, and Constance Ruby ‘Connie’ Riddell née Wallis, married 29 December 1922 at Selkirk [birth, 1923, 778 / 9, Selkirk; parents’ marriage, 1922, 778 / 40, Selkirk].

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/26, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1923]

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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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