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

Back to wintry conditions again. Snow lying this morning + a very heavy blast from N.W. between 9 + 10. After that however it was clear + sunny but freezing + in the shade the snow lay. I was able to cycle however in the town + to Bowhill. Went up + looked at the thinnings in the Young Harehead wood which Bob Mitchell says I can have for the taking. In afternoon wrote Clapperton1 the sculptor in reply to his letter complaining of a report of the War Memorial Sub Cttee in the Border Standard. Wrote Jean [Muir] that I was going to Helen Patrick’s funeral2. She phoned that she is going to Hamilton tomorrow night. Later Jack [Roberts] ‘phoned me that he would motor to the funeral + take me if he couldn’t [illegible].

1 Thomas J Clapperton, F.R.B.S. (1879-1962), Scottish sculptor

2 Helen Muriel Patrick (1880-1919), died 18 November 1919 at Hamilton, Lanarkshire – see diary entry for 19 November 1919

[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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