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

Some hoar frost again this morning + a fine day. D [Dr David Graham] was up Ettrick as far as Midgehope. I cycled to Heatherlie + round by Linglie to Sunderland Hall S. Lodge. Stopped at the burying ground + walked up the walk opposite Lindean Mill1. It was very pretty looking up the river. I was never there before. Came back. At 4.30 got ‘phone to see Lady Napier: motored up. She had asthma. Gave her hypo of Adrenalin. Had some dinner with Rita + her new “Baby”. Lord N in Edinburgh. Got home at 10.30. M + G’s [Muir and Graham’s] income for 1st year not less than £1885.

1 Dr Muir had stopped at the Sunderland Hall Aisle, approximate grid reference NT480,314, which is almost opposite Lindean Mill across the Ettrick Water; it is also shown on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch Selkirkshire Sheet VIII.SW, published 1900

[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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