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

Dry hard frost: roads splendid. Sharp N.E. wind. Cycled to Beechwood, Bowhill West Lodge + Scaurneuk1 + enjoyed it greatly. Got back about 1.30. Met Helen, Nancy + Mrs Andrew Linton2 in Market Place + the latter asked if she might take Helen up with her till Wednesday so I was left alone once more. A good many people in at night.

1 Scaurneuk Cottage, Yarrow, home of John Geddes, shepherd, and Margaret Geddes née Graham, see diary entry for 4 December 1919

2 Victoria Winona Linton née Johnston, known as Winona, wife of Andrew Linton (1873-1951), agriculturalist, of Gilmanscleuch but sometimes working in Africa

[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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