4 May 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

It is difficult to believe that a week ago we had deep snow. Today there are just a few patches behind dykes on the hills. It was a little milder today but dull + drizzling. Saw Dav. Murray before breakfast. Saw May Reid [illegible section]. Went to morning service (communion) [and] was in my own pew. Nothing doing in town but had to go to Bridgelands for Jas. Hardie + afterwards to Sunderland Hall stables for McGill. Went to evening service. Jack + Nancy, Barbara, Jock + Louise at supper1.

1 Dr Muir’s married daughter and her family, known to Dr Muir as the ‘Wellwooders’ were Roberts, John junior ‘Jack’ (1876-1966); mill owner and Provost of Selkirk; Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), and their children Andrina Barbara Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Thwigg (1902-1996); John Stewart ‘Jock’ Roberts (1904-1950); woollen manufacturer; Louisa Jane Roberts; two younger children did not attend the meal

[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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