14 June 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

It was such a perfect day that the disappointment over yesterday morning’s ride was all the greater. It would have been impossible to improve on today. No dust, constant sunshine, no wind + yet moderate heat. I cycled to Jenkins1, Philiphaugh Manse, Bridgelands (Charlotte) + Yair. The Wellwooders went for a picnic at Henderland. Helen went in the Swift + took Vera Brown. I had a quiet afternoon + shot 3 sparrows. Dined at Elmbank [?] most [illegible] + David + Norah [Graham] there. The lower pane of the bathroom window was smashed by the blind getting outside + 2 panes of the harness room window was broken by the Boy Scouts.

1 The Reverend John Jenkins was at Philiphaugh Congregational Manse, Russell Place, Selkirk, 1919 Valuation Roll

[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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