8 February 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Hard frost + a fine day. No country work at all except Greenhead. Saw town cases: delivered communion cards + walked to Greenhead via Buxton + back by Shawmount1. Tobogganing in great force on Joe’s [?] Brae. Dora2 went back to Edin. by last train. She + H3 had tea at Wellwood4. Lot of people at night. Saw Ella Johnston Tait ? the Baker’s wife + daughter at night for Dav. [Dr David Graham] who had a sore foot.

1 Dr Muir walked out via Buxton (grid reference NGR NT482287) to Greenhead, for part of the walk following what is now the Borders Abbeys Way, and returning via Shawmount on the Selkirk to Half Crown Corner Road

Note: this blog expresses grid references in a standard format: if you paste the two letters and six integers into a map resource such as www.streetmap.co.uk it will guide you to that location

2 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), Dr Muir’s youngest daughter

3 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter

4 The sisters were visiting Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter, their sister and one of the ‘Wellwooders’

[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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