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

Dull fresh day: raining at night. Had to go down early to Sunderland Hall. Then I walked out to So[uth] Common with Nancy, Barbara, Stewart, Louise + Tim1 (on Don) to watch the hounds, the meet being at Haining: we saw very little of them as they only pottered about the woods. I came back before 2. It seems they had a good run after, from W Riddell2. Saw some town cases in afternoon. Got a message to Mrs Lyall3, Lilliesleaf which David did.

1 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir and her children, Dr Muir’s grandchildren

2 West Riddell Fox Covert, Lilliesleaf, between Clerklands and Whitmuir, is at grid reference NGR NT501,256

3 James Lyall, coachman, gardener and labourer, was at Corner Cottage, Riddell, Lilliesleaf, in 1919, presumably with his wife Janet Dodds (1863-1947), they had married at Fogo, 1881 [Valuation Roll, Statutory BMDs]

[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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