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

Another delicious day: so warm that I sat for a little in the garden after tea + read the papers. Cycled to Faldonside to see Tom Brockie1. They are busy cutting down the wood at Faldonside, taking the [three illegible words]? Saw a few town cases + made out accounts. Linton has finished the wall at the foot of the garden + Baptie2 has begun to tidy up. Helen3 was down at Elmpark4 + came back loaded with gifts of food sweets + a bottle of port for me. It became very dark towards evening + there was a little rain but the glass is high + rising.

1 Thomas Brockie (1860-1929), shepherd, lived at a house at Faldonside, Galashiels, at least from 1916-1920 [Source: Valuation Rolls]

2 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir

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

4 Agnes MacIntosh née Watson (c.1860-1946), she was the widow of Ebenezer Erskine Harper, sheriff substitute, but had remarried after Harper’s death; widowed again and living at Elmpark, Selkirk in the 1919 Valuation Roll

[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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