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

Fine weather: sunny + clear. David [Graham, co-partner] is doing all the County work + has frequently been at Altrieve where they have measles. He was also at Synton Mill in the evening. I cycled to Raeburn Meadow, Dunsdale, Whinfield + Briarbank. Went to a picnic with D + N. Cycled to Black Andro with Ralph, Edith, + Connie Smith1 + D’s sister. D took Norah, Pat + Mrs Smith2 in Tricar. Cath + Jenny Smith + a friend motored up + walked home. May McDonald + Rev Mr [?] joined us. The Burn was dry but we managed to get enough water for the kettle. I rode very fast home + had to change. I am feeling quite at home on the B.S.A. [three words deleted] Letter from Dora.

1 Ralph Colley Smith (1891-1957), gravely injured during the First World War, Edith Margaret Smith (1896-) and Constance ‘Connie’ Harper Smith (1900-), three of the children of Patrick Smith, advocate, and Alice Smith née Paterson

2 Norah Campion Graham née West (1881-1971), Dr Graham’s wife, Patrick Smith, advocate, and Alice Smith née Paterson

[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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