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

Raining this morning but faired by 8 o’clock after which it was a fine sunny day with N.W. wind. Calm + clear at night. Walked to S. Port + Heatherlie + Bank. Paid some M&G [Muir and Graham medical co-partnership] accounts + also G T Scott. The price of all alcoholics is almost prohibitive e.g. 9/- per dozen for lager beer. After tea cycled to Curror Street + Hospital whence I had to return to see George Smith who had scalded his arms with boiling tar: then I went to Low + High Faldonside. At latter met Mrs Ferguson one of the James sisters [?] who figure in the photo of cyclists at Penielheugh. Dora [Muir] came at 7.30 looking [?] rather than [?].

[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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