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

A perfect day, calm clear + sunny up till 4 after which it got duller. There was heavy hoar frost in the morning. [words deleted] I made the mistake of changing the clocks last night from Summer to normal time + we were a little confused this morning. Saw Lady Napier + went to church with Hardinge1 + after I took her for a good sharp walk to the Gala Rigg from which the view was very fine. After lunch I measured the ground at the foot of the tennis green + the new wall. Went alone to evening service. Nancy + Jock2 supped here. Jack3 still at Lilliesleaf.

1Gladys Harding was a friend of Helen Muir’s

2 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter and John ‘Jock’ Roberts (1904-1950), her eldest son

3 John Roberts junior ‘Jack’ (1876-1966), mill owner and Provost of Selkirk, later knighted “for political and public services in Selkirk”, married to Nancy, above

[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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