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

A very nice sunny day with cool N to NE breeze. David quite forgot an appointment to curette Mrs Taylor, Ettrickhaugh Road in the morning so I met him there at 2. In the forenoon I cycled to [?] Street, Bridgehaugh Mill, Ashybank &c. Drew £150 from the firm for myself. Stamped Baptie’s + Bella’s insurance cards1. Spent the afternoon putting my clothes etc together for my holiday. I am taking a box of Helen’s + my larger kit bag.

1 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), Dr Muir’s driver and Isabella ‘Bella’ Paulin (b.1873), the Muir family housekeeper

[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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