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

Weather the same + Barometer steady for days at 29.7. Saw some town cases + cycled to Altrieve. It is 15.75 [miles] there. It was pretty hot going but pleasant coming back against the N.E. breeze. David [Graham, co-partner] to was at a Pension Board + took the Swift [car] as a spring of his own car broke yesterday. Had a meeting of War Memorial Sub. Comttee at which it was resolved to ask Sir Robert Lorimer1 to see the site + give advice. Went down to Wellwood after. Barbara [Roberts] back with a friend named Crawford.

1 The Selkirk War Memorial, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, unveiled in 1922, was designed by architect Sir Robert Stodart Lorimer, KBE (1864-1929), Scottish architect and designer; Selkirk could be argued to be ‘punching above its weight’ commissioning Lorimer, whose war memorials include the three great Royal Naval monuments to the missing at Plymouth, Chatham and Portsmouth as well as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Doiran Memorial to the dead and missing of the British Salonika Force in Macedonia and Serbia

[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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