1 November diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Much nicer day. Wind still N.E. but very gentle + only one or two very slight showers. Plenty sunshine. Saw one or two town cases + walked to Prieston via Longmoss + Nether Whitlaw returning by the road.1 A little snow on Cheviot. Helen [Muir] had tea at Elmpark where Rita is staying. Heard from Rennie that he did get the Panatellas2 I sent him on Sept. 22nd.

1 Returning from Prieston grid reference NGR NT528,285 Dr Muir has come via Langmoss, as shown on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch Roxburghshire Sheet XIII published 1863, at approximate grid reference NGR NT498,290, at the west end of what is now the Lindean Reservoir (but not shown on 1:50,000 Landranger) and Nether Whitlaw, north of the A699 Bowden road, at NT513,296

2 The Reverend James Rennie (1826-1924), Church of Scotland minister and Dr Muir’s brother in law, widower of Catherine Stewart Muir; on 22 September Dr Muir recorded “Wrote Rennie + sent him some Panatellas” [i.e. cigars]

[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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