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

Still cold + N.W. wind but dry. Baptie got back at 12 last night after a very wet + dark journey1. I cycled via Castle Street + Haining [to] Ettrick School. Turned aside to call at Cacrabank but met Mrs Wood on the road. Mrs Russell rather better. Called at P.O. [Post Office] + got message to see Captain Scott’s baby at Bowhill. Cycled about 39 miles. Was very ready for tea when I got back at 3. Met Jack + Nancy riding at Bowhill2.
From Magic Cave a cold duck + pears.

1 Thomas Baptie, Dr Muir’s driver, had to go to Skipton, Yorkshire to retrieve Dr Graham’s broken-down car

2 Dr Muir’s daughter Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir and son-in-law John Roberts junior

[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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