2 December 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A miserable morning of sleety rain. Snow on hills: faired after midday + looked clear + frosty at night. Motored to Bowhill + back to Heatherlie + Forest Mill1 + then to Yair returning via Mavisbank + Heath Kew. Was feeling curiously queasy + seedy + kept to the Smoke room all evening, finally falling asleep in the armchair.

1 Forest Mill, Dunsdale Road, Selkirk was George Roberts’ old mill which John Roberts junior had been involved in managing since 1894; it was later merged with Robert Noble of Peebles and Walter Thorburn of Hawick and in the end, after the weaving interests of the combine were passed to Henry Ballantyne of Walkerburn, everything ended up at March Street, Peebles as Robert Noble (eventually as part of Moorbrook Textiles) until its closure in 2015 [sources: ‘George Roberts and Co., Woollen Manufacturer, Selkirk’ at Archives Hub https://archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk/data/gb582-hwuagr and Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service]

[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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