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

Baptie + I went up to Harehead Young Wood to select some sticks for the fruit enclosure.

Strong gale from W. raged all night. Saw 7 town cases walking + motored to Goslaw Green, Rectory, Raeburn Meadow, Sunderland Hall Stables, Yair + Bridge Street. At Heather Mill got messages to Cockburn, Middlehead + Elliot, Ladylands. Jack got a ‘phone from Nancy that Stewart was ill + he motored to Moffat taking David with him. I had a crowd of 22 or 23 people in at night. Felt a coryza coming on. Not much rain. [River] Tweed very swollen, more so than Ettrick [Water]. Snow quite gone from Peel Law + Foulshiels. I expected Dora [Muir] to come today but she wired that she had gone to Hamilton.

[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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