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

Was called up at 6.15 a.m. for Lady Napier: fine morning. Wonderful effect of sunrise on Howebottom [NGR NT415,270] where the autumn tints are fine. It looked as if it were on fire. Lady N. very bad with asthma + had fainted. Had breakfast there + came back by Bowhill + Blackandro. David [Graham] did the town [calls].Had to go back to Thirlestane at night: found her rather better. Took her a bottle of champagne from Mrs Mackintosh. Was at a meeting of Red X [Cross] Comttee + was appointed delegate to meeting in Glasgow on 22nd. Saw Mrs Brown, Elmpark after.

[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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