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

This has been the finest day of the season. Bright sunshine all day. Clear atmosphere + a soft S.W. wind. Foliage rapidly broadening + birds singing. How I wished for a long cycle run. I was delighted to find that Stark & Murray1 had fitted a new 5 speed hub to my bike + I ran up to Hill Street on it. The absence of the grating + grinding that have been so annoying on the old one was a treat. I worked at the ledger all afternoon. Mrs Tod of Midgehope Cottage stayed last night here with her baby2 to [illegible word] umbilical hernia [two illegible words].

1 Stark & Murray, cycle makers, Tower Street, Selkirk

2 The Todds of Midgehope Cottage had twins, Isabella and Euphemia (see 12 May 1919 diary), but it is not clear which baby is being referred to

[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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