2 July 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

This was a fine morning + I strolled up the road that runs N.E. + sat down behind a dyke to read the Scotsman. It was delightfully warm + after finishing the paper I strolled about 11/2 miles further up the road + had some views but there was a haze. Had tea about 3 + then started to cycle to New Luce 5 miles away but when I got within a mile it looked so black + threatening to the N. I turned + went down the side of the Luce by the road Jack + I took last year. Found some plants that were new to me among them a lovely red geranium + a blue scabious. The vegetation generally is very luxuriant. Had bath + dinner + then I strolled out by the bowling green + school. Called for Dr Matthews but found he was from home for a few days. Wrote Helen [Muir].

[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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