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

Rain above: slush below + fog all round combined to make this about the most miserable day of the whole winter. The only mitigating point was the absence of wind. I trudged down to Mavisbank, Curror Street + Goslaw Green. Then I drew money from the bank to pay the books + accounts amounting to £79:18:6. Drew £100 from M. & G. [Muir and Graham?] for myself which makes £225 in all while I have paid out about £136. In afternoon motored to Broadmeadows + Yarrowford. D [Dr David Graham] was at Old Mill Farm, Ravensheugh, Yair, Nest + on to St Boswells returning by Longmoss + Shawmount1.

1 Assume this is Langmoss as shown on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch Roxburghshire Sheet XIII, published 1863; approximate grid reference NGR NT498,290 and at the west end of what is now the Lindean Reservoir. Dr Muir has walked back from St Boswells along paths over Lindean Moor

[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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