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

Weather the same only wind less strong. Was called up at 5 a.m. to see a child Geddes at Beechbank. Saw it + Mrs Moffat, Backfeus + left at 12.15 on a cycle run to Earlston, Lauder, Spottiswoode, Westruther, Houndslow, Bassendean, Corsbie, Legerwood, Huntlywood + back to Earlston. Got back at 5.45 having ridden 48 miles in 43/4 hours including 3/4 for tea + stoppages. Had hot bath, W + S + enjoyed my dinner. David [Graham, co-partner] attended Mrs Alf Yellowlees who had a d1. Alexr Ingles2 called with our balance sheet for the year audited. Alie Boyd3 came to lunch with H. [Helen Muir]. Had tea at Wellwood.

1 Elise Irene Yellowlees, born 5.50 p.m. on 16 October 1919 at Whinfield, Selkirk, daughter of Alfred George Yellowlees, timber merchant, and Helen Violet Yellowlees nee Dunn, they had married on 5 June 1907

3 Assume Alexander Charles Scott Ingles (1866-1934), savings bank actuary and cashier of Maryville, Heath Park, Selkirk

3 Ailie Brack Boyd Wilson or Boyd-Wilson, later Ailie Brack Boyd Wilson Milne (about 1891-1955)


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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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