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

Rowan tree full out but less blossom than usual [across the double page]

NW-NE [wind] dry sunny day delightfully warm but not oppressive. Was late of getting out. Took along a note of my War Loan investment to D.C. along with certificates + asked him to look into them as I don’t appear to have anything for show for £700 of 1915. Cycled to Harehead, General’s Bridge, Ettrick Mill + saw one or two in town. At 4 met 4.15 met Jack at British Linen Bank Garden[?]. Johnstone was there + afterwards he sent me a list of the Directors, among whom I found Sandie McClure, C B Balfour + Master of Polwarth1. At 10 Dav. [Dr David Graham] asked me to go down see Mr King, Heatherlie, who has bad peritonitis. Helen called for Miss Rutherford, Barnfield[?].

1 Assume Alexander Logan McClure (1860-1932), advocate (whose mother was a Logan as was Dr Muir’s mother); Charles Barrington Balfour (1862-1921), JP, DL, CB, British army officer and politician and Lord-Lieutenant of Berwickshire, and Walter George Hepburne-Scott (1864-1944), 9th Lord Polwarth, who was Master of Polwarth 1864-1920

[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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