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

Fair today: strong chilly N.W. wind. The difference in temperature is bringing back my the deficient circulation in my hands + feet. Awfully little doing. Saw 4 town cases : made out accounts. Went to Ad. Brydon’s funeral at 1.40 at Netherbarns + then to Eastlands [Galashiels] Cemetery. Came back to tea at 3. Made out more accounts. David [Graham, co-partner] called about scheme at Viewfield. Jack [Roberts, son-in-law] looked in with Lorimer’s rough sketch for War Memorial1. Letter from Helen [Muir]. 1/2 dozen eggs + 5 pears from Magic Cave.

1 The Selkirk War Memorial, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, unveiled in 1922, was designed by architect Sir Robert Stodart Lorimer, KBE (1864-1929), Scottish architect and designer Lorimer – see 29 July 1919 diary entry

[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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