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

There was a most extraordinary + sudden rise of temperature today. On going into the open air it was like stepping into a hot house. The wind was W. Not feeling the change I had put on my winter flannels + felt them far too much. David [Graham] + I signed our first balance sheet + shook hands over a most successful first year. At present there is very little work, a lot of people are paying accounts. I walked up to Heathpark, down to Heatherlie + Ettrick Mill + looked in at Wellwood. Dav. [David] attended Mrs Lang, Buccleuch Road + was up at Fauldshope. No snow visible on Foulshiels.

[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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