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

There was a heavy shower this morning (about 4 a.m. according to Baptie) but a strong S.W. wind soon dried it up. It was a fine day + bearably warm. David [Graham, co-partner] went to Edinburgh with Edith Scott Noble1 then asked to see a consultant. I got a message to Beechwood + words deleted motored there (it was chiefly to ask me to pay quarterly visits), Yair, Peelburnfoot + Faldonside. Saw three town cases when I came back. [?] called, he is living in the Midlem Manse. Cath + Jenny Smith came to supper. Murray has sold my Singer bicycle to Martin the baker2 for £9 + gave me £8.

1 Assume Edith Alice Scott Noble née Hutton (1893-1974), wife of Robert Scott Noble, tweed manufacturer – see diary entry for 17 August 1919

2 Assume William Martin, baker, at 33 Market Place, Selkirk [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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