12 August 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A bright warm day with strong W wind. Very warm in the sun. Lovely at night + calm with full moon. Message to M Glendinning, Peelburnfoot1 + Jessie Boyd. Cycled to Greenfoot &c, Bridgelands, Faldonside, Yair, Fairnilee Cottage, Peelburnfoot, Bridge Street + Green ? Saw some town cases after tea. Saw Bella Henderson before dinner + thought her sinking. Message at 8.50 to Heard, Castle Street2. Got letter from Jean. Mrs McIntosh sent me a square of honey + some eggs. Wrote about petrol + felt handles for bike.

1 Michael Glendinning, retired farmer, of Peelburnfoot, Caddonfoot parish [1919 Valuation Roll] and formerly the tenant at Williamhope [1905 V.R.]; he died at Peelburnfoot, 19 April 1922, death certified by Dr J S Muir M.B. – he was the son of William Glendinning, shepherd, and Alison Glendinning née Scott and widower of Euphemia Riddle

2 Walter Heard, soldier, was tenant at 45 Castle Street, Selkirk, in 1919 Valuation Roll

[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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