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

Cold but dry day. Strong N.W. & W. gale: dust flying. Nancy, Jack, Mr + Mrs Birch + the boys left in the morn for St Abbs [Berwickshire]1. I went down + said “goodbye”. Saw some town cases + crossed to Bridge Street + on to Yair: back by Sunderland Hall West Lodge where a huge aeroplane passed very near, circled round Selkirk + disappeared over Greenhead. Called at Bridgelands. David [Graham] came up at night + we arranged matters for my going away [on holiday]. Helen [Muir] was along at Te Whare in the evening2.

1 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), mill owner and Provost of Selkirk and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948) and their boys John ‘Jock’ (1904-1950), Stewart Muir (1908-2003) and George Edward ‘Tim’ (1911-2005)

2 George Roberts (1875-1952); tweed designer and woollen manufacturer lived at Te Whare, 19 Scott’s Place, Selkirk for many years

[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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