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

Same cold but dry dry weather. Wind due N. Saw Hislop + Gallocher, Forest Road1 along with Dav. [David Graham, co-partner] There was no County work till 5.30 when I got a phone to see Mrs Mack2 at Lewenshope. Cycled up + used the electric cycle lamp I got long ago from Nancy [Roberts] + for which I recently got a new battery. It is not very satisfactory. In the afternoon I walked out to the Gala Rigg.

1 William Hislop, mill warper, and Hugh Gallocher, shoemaker are at 110 and 68 Forest Road, Selkirk respectively in the 1919 Valuation Roll

2 Jessie Mack, widow, is an “Inhabitant Occupier not rated” at Lewinshope, Yarrow in the 1919 Valuation Roll but is otherwise unidentified; she appears as an outworker at Langlee Mains, Melrose, with the same status in the 1922 Valuation Roll

[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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