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

Nice day. Motored to Sunderland Hall (Mrs Plummer1 very bad with Vertigo + sickness, probably [illegible] – hepatic) + on to Lowood2 to see about Davidson3. Have not been along the road to Bridgend4 for over 52 years. Came back to Faldonside via Darnick to ask Jessie Boyd [to see how Jean ?] but she was away in Edinburgh. Saw some town cases in afternoon.

1 See diary entry for 18 December 1919

2 Henry Nicholas Middleton was the Proprietor of Lowood and Bridgend in the 1916 and 1920 Valuation Rolls; the estate (and its relative isolation) is shown on the Ordnance Roxburghshire 6 inch Sheets VII, 1863 and Sheet nIV, 1924 https://maps.nls.uk/view/74428467 and https://maps.nls.uk/view/76357184

3 Alex G Davidson, shepherd, was the Inhabitant Occupier of a “house, garden, and byre” at Bridgend, part of the Lowood estate [1920 Valuation Roll]

4 Bridgend is in the same area as Lowood, see footnote 1, both on the road to nowhere; one can see why Dr Muir might not have travelled that way for many years

[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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