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

We are not going to escape wind. When I looked out at 7.45 the roads + pavements were quite dry which they haven’t been for a fortnight. Presently a flake or two of snow came lazily down + by 9 o’clock there was a heavy fall of dry, drifting snow + a S.E. wind. It went on till afternoon. There must have been five or six inches of snow. I saw only 4 cases + went to church + again at night. Jack, Nancy1 + Dav.2 came to supper. I had no messages. Dorothy Barrie3 improving.

1 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966) and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s married daughter.

2 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., Ch.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner.

3 This appears to be Christina Dorothy Barrie (1904-1994) who lived at Sundhope, Yarrow and had been at Viewfield Nursing Home.

[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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