11 November 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Very cold. Good sprinkling of snow all over. Freezing hard at night, slush during day. I became owner of Viewfield at the price of £1800 plus £54 9 0 of expenses paid also for Duty etc. Had to draw £150 from M + G [Muir and Graham co-partnery]. David’s car wouldn’t start + he took the Swift to Ettrick Shaws where he + Norah were lunching. Attended meeting of the Memorial Sub + full Committee at which it was decided to go on with Lorimer design1.

1 The Selkirk War Memorial, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, unveiled in 1922, was designed by architect Sir Robert Stodart Lorimer, KBE (1864-1929), Scottish architect and designer; see also 29 July 1919 diary entry

[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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