Item supplementary to the diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A picture of Market Place, Selkirk by Clapperton, of stunning quality and detail, the town very much as Dr Muir would have known it. The Pant Well structure does not appear to be Peddie’s and Washington Browne’s of 1898 (“possibly incorporating earlier fabric. Sandstone ashlar. Square-plan, each elevation with base course, panelled pilasters, architrave, frieze and mutuled cornice with coped parapet above with obelisk finials to each corner; crocket- capitalled shaft to centre above, supporting carved lion clasping shield.” Historic Environment Scotland/Àrainneachd Eachdraidheil Alba) so the Editor assumes pre-1898 [but always appreciate feedback or correction]

Ⓒ Robert D Clapperton Photographic Trust and Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service

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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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