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

Very keen frost. 25o at Bowhill: clearer, calm + but for the cold very pleasant. Walked to Elmrow, Tait’s Hill + Bowhill returning via Oakwoodmill. Took Kelty [horse] + left him in the stick house at Matt Rodger’s while I went up to the house [Bowhill]. Mrs Ordish worse. Had to send George Smith to clear the Viewfield roof of snow. Letter from Dora [Muir]. David [Graham] was at Ovenscloss + Yarrowford: Mrs Lumgair, The Priory + Mrs Dickson (Mrs Lawson’s sister) the Manse.

1 Isabella Stevenson ‘Isa’ Lumgair née Morrison, widow of Andrew Gray Lumgair, was living at The Priory, Ettrick Road, Selkirk [1920 Valuation Roll]

[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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