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

Wind into the north + very cold it dry. Dav. [Dr David Graham, co-partner] attended Mrs Alexander Harper, Kirkwynd during the night. She called me more than a fortnight ago + my bag has been lying there ever since. I rose to breakfast this morning + after the church service I walked to O.B. [Old Broadmeadows] Road + Henhouse returning by Haining Rigg taking Ailie1 with me. Helen2 went to church. I am afraid I have infected her with my cold. Wrote Patrick [Muir, his son]. David + Mr Welsh, Jack + Nancy came to supper + we had a brace of pheasants Sam Steel3 gave me.

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

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter

3 Samuel Strang Steel (1882-1961), 1st Baronet, J.P. and Lord-Lieutenant of Selkirk

[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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