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

Most delightful change to warm weather. It was warmer outside than in the house. My room stood at 53o + when the windows had been open a little while the nursery rose to 56o. I saw a town list of 15 + worked away at the accounts Guy. Letter from Guy2 with payment for the cloth. Went to meeting of the War Memorial hut committee + was appointed secretary also meeting of full committee at 8. Had no food from tea at 2 till dinner at 9.15. Louisa’s Birthday gave her 2/- [shillings].

1 Louisa Jane Roberts (1906-1982), Dr Muir’s granddaughter

2 Gavin Struthers ‘Guy’ Muir (1846-1927), Dr Muir’s brother; see diary entry for 16 April 1919 for reference to cloth

[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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