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

Slight fresh sprinkling of fine snow: dull foggy. Frost holding but slightly + roads softened considerably. Thinking the roads would not be good for cycling I walked after seeing Murdoch [Victoria Hall] to Mrs Robert Johnston[e] to Harehead Cottage, Broadmeadows Cottage, (Goodfellow) + Bowhill Lodge returning via Duchess Walk, Thirladean + Philiphaugh Mill. Enjoyed the walk + my tea at 3.45. I went out after + saw The Reverend [Mr] Mellin, Mr Andrew Brown + Agnes Thomson. Helen + Agnes Durnford had a walk to Bowhill1.

1 Agnes Watson Durnford née Harper (1888-1976), daughter of Ebenezer Erskine Harper, Sheriff Substitute of Selkirkshire and Agnes Harper née Watson, later Mackintosh

[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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