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

Colder than ever but still dry. There were a few drops of rain. Saw a small town list walking in forenoon + then motored to Bowhill + Thirlestane. Ailie1 left in the evening. I sent her down in the motor. She seems to have enjoyed her visit. Got details of plan for war memorial from Sir Robert Lorimer2.

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

2 Selkirk War Memorial, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, unveiled in 1922, was designed by architect Sir Robert Stodart Lorimer, KBE (1864-1929), Scottish architect and designer Lorimer – theere was a process in which Dr Muir appears to have been somewhat involved – see 29 July and 27 August 1919 diary entries

[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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rumblingclint

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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