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

Pretty hard frost + roads very slippy in places but there was a gradual thaw + rain at night. I motored [to] Hutlerburn, Fairholm + Deloraine : back to Heatherlie Burn + Manse + down to Sunderland Hall + Fairnilee East Lodge. Got back at 1.30 + was finishing my tea at 2.30 when they ‘phoned to go up to Lady Napier. I did that getting back at 6.30. In the morning we stuck on the Kirkhope Manse Brae + had to put on chains. Coming back we found Dav. [Graham] at the same place in the same fix. He was on his way to Hawkshaw to take Miss Scott to see people near Colinton. I motored nearly 70 miles.

[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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