13 October 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A sprinkling of snow was visited [?] on the tennis green + the hills were white but it mostly disappeared. It rained pretty heavily all forenoon + the roads have not been so wet for months. I saw half a dozen town cases motoring + went to Yair + Sunderland Hall. David [Graham] had only Manorhill to do1. It faired in the afternoon + there was a blink of sunshine. Helen + Nancy2 went for a walk.

1 Manorhill is opposite Selkirk over the Ettrick Water, in the Bannerfield area, grid reference NGR NT457,289

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963) and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), two of Dr Muir’s daughters

[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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