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

Fresh today: pretty calm + no rain. Some glints of sun on the hills + fields showed up the winter colourings marvellously. Bella [Paulin, houekeeper] in bed with her arthritis. I went off first thing to Thirlestane. Found Lady Napier rather unreasonable about Nurse Moffat who arrived today. Came back to Bowhill + got some holly with very few berries. David [Graham] had a narrow escape coming down the Haining approach + ran into the wall at the Lodge. Message to Jackson, Fairnilee at night. Dav. went in the Swift. Mrs Mackintosh profuse as usual with gifts of edibles.

1 It is not clear which of the lodges East, West or North was referred to, see Ordnance Survey 6 inch Selkirkshire Sheet XII.NW, published 1900 https://maps.nls.uk/view/75674497

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]

Published by


Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s