29 December 1918 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A disagreeable day of sleet rain & fog. Saw Murdoch first thing & then motored to Synton Mill (calling for Mrs Leitch). The road by Greenhill is worse than ever & is more like a rough farm road than a public highway. Opened a gum boil [?] for Walter Grieve. Came back by Backrow. Then I saw town cases & went up to Thirladean (where DC [Alexander1] was almost rude to me) & Ravensheugh. Had to see Murdoch again & use a catheter. Had a fine quiet afternoon at the Daybook & supped at Wellwood2.

1 David Carnegie Alexander aka ‘Carnegie Alexander’ or ‘D.C.A.’ (1856-1928); solicitor

2 The ‘Wellwooders’ were John Roberts junior ‘Jack’ (1876-1966), mill owner and Provost of Selkirk; Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), and their children Andrina Barbara Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Thwigg (1902-1996); John Stewart ‘Jock’ Roberts (1904-1950), woollen manufacturer; Louisa Jane Roberts (1906-1982); Stewart Muir ‘Little Stewart’ Roberts (1908-2003), Colonel, OBE, DL, businessman and local government politician, and George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005).

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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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