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

Dull calm morning: glass falling E. Although I thought it might rain I started to cycle to Cacrabank at 10. It began to rain soon after + continued all day + up till at least 10.30 p.m. it was soon very heavy + there was hardly a breath of wind but it was the west test day for many weeks. I went up in 1 hour 28 minutes + came back about the same. I was as wet with sweat under my cape as if I hadn’t worn it. In afternoon I motored to Heatherlie + Smedheugh + to the ? again Buxton at 7.15. David [Graham, co-partner] away with his sister at Skirling. Adam Brydon, Netherbarns, died yesterday1.

1 Adam Brydon, farmer, died 24 August 1919, aged 83, at Netherbarns, Galashiels; he was the son of John Brydon, farmer and Eliza Brydon née Gibson and widower of Isabella Howe

[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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