26 September 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Very heavy rain in the early morning + violent blasts all day from W to N.W. [wind] with bright chinks between. Frank [Muir] left this morning for Edinburgh by the 10.40. Helen [Muir] + Harding saw him off. I saw Lady Napier cycling + walked to Mavisbank, O.B.R. [Old Bridge Road], West Port + Tower Street. Then motored to Briarbank + Prieston. Did some ledger work in afternoon + was called out to Jan. Scott, Chapel Street. David [Graham] was called to Thirlestane in the evening to see Lord N.1 + I had to go down to see Johnny Laidlaw.

1 Francis Edward Basil Napier (1876-1941), 12th Lord Napier and 3rd Lord Ettrick – see Dr Muir’s diary for 25 September 1919

[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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