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

A delightful Spring like day, clear with a S W wind. Some rain during last night + again in the evening. Was called at 3.30 to Mrs Wotherston, Pembroke Cottages, who had a d [daughter] at 4.30. Got back to bed at 5.30 + did not get up till 8.30. Cycled round town + after tea to Longmoss returning via Clarilawmuir. Views lovely. Cheviot snow clad stood out in sunshine. Letter from Jean [Muir] + May. Catherine Smith came to tea + had a talk with me about Jim. Miss Burton + two McCall children were also at tea1. Helen [Muir] + I went to the service in evening.

1 This will be the children of the Reverend John George McCall, rector of St John’s Episcopal Church, whose wife Mabel Lovat McCall had died 22 May 1917

[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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