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

Fine weather continues. Dense fog in the morning which the sun soon dispersed. Not a message today. Started to cycle but in freewheeling down the Gala Road something went wrong with the new gearing + I had to wheel the bike to Stark & Murray + take the motor to Bridgelands, Sunderland Hall, Harehead + Harewoodglen. Finished posting April [accounts]. Paid a visit to the [illegible] Cave + got a suit of pyjamas : a free waistcoat : several white shirts : some ties + silk handkerchiefs + a book of Scotch songs with music: also a pair of boots + slippers for Baptie. Botcher + I inspected the Tower Knowe near his back garden + Macaulay’s garden as site for the War Memorial + attended meeting of sub committee. After it Botcher, Duncan, Dunlop + I went to Thorneyhall [+ ] his garden. David sold the yard to Johnstone, County Hotel, + bought D. Lumgair’s.

[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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