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

Same lovely weather: very warm but with a cooling W. to N.W. breeze. William Leitch, Hill Street1 and Mrs Miller, Tower Street + then went down to Mauldsheugh. D. + N [David and Norah Graham] arrived home by rail this morning. Their holiday has been spoilt by the breakdown of the car. Should have gone to the Sheriff Court at 12 but forgot + cycled to Yarrow Cottage + Newarkburn, coming home by Hospital. Dora [Muir] went to Lauriston for tea2. D. [Dr David Graham] got message to somebody at Raeside + was going down in Swift when another message came saying tomorrow would do.

1 Thomas Leitch, police constable, lived at 10 Hill Street and owned a number of nearby properties [1919 Valuation Roll]

2 Katie Smith, was at Lauriston (1919 Valuation Roll and 1911 census), at Broomhill, Selkirk (1901 Census) and at Mauldsheugh, with her husband Thomas Smith, tweed manufacturer, who died in 1899 (1891 Census)

[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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