6 February 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Dull sunless day: a little frost in morning but soft after. Roads good in places but sticky in others. Cycled to Ettrickvale Mill, , Yair, Hospital, Goslaw Green + after tea went round with communion cards + voting papers (cups) [?]. Lady Belhaven1 sent me a present of 4 bottles port + 2 of Whiskey [sic]. Helen paid the books + accounts. Minnie Brown2 came down at 8 + ‘phoned Mrs Scott Plummer3 about the meeting of Red Cross Commttee. Geo Roberts + Co4 have given £1000 for the War Memorial.

1 The Hon. Georgina Hamilton née Watson (1856-1940), Lady Belhaven and Stenton

2 Minnie Mackay Brown (1874-1966), teacher and V.A.D. nurse who served in Egypt and France 1916-1919

3 Muriel Grace Scott Plummer née Johnstone-Douglas (1874-1961), of Sunderland Hall

4 George Roberts and Co. (about 1840-1973), woollen manufacturer, Selkirk

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]

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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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