23 January 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Same dull foggy weather but no actual rain. There apparently had been a sprinkling of snow in the early morning but there was nothing left at daylight but traces of slush on the pavements. I saw a town list of a doz. cases including the Hospital cycling + went on to Sunderland Hall + Ovenscloss returning by Sim & Co. + Kilncroft1. Put up some County accounts. Dav. [Dr David Graham] was at a Pension Board at Galashiels, Baptie driving him in the Swift as the Ford is still at Stow2.

1 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929); driver for Dr Muir; the car business is recorded in Dr Muir’s entries for 15th and 17th January

2 In 1892 Cheviot Mill at Riverside, Selkirk was let to Robert Sim and Robert S Muir who commenced trading as the Heather Mills Company

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]

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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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