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

A old N.W. gale + severe snow blasts with bright intervals: Breakfasted at 7.13 + left at 8.30 motoring to Curror Street Bleachfield Road, Fairnilee East Lodge, Yair (Dubs1 much better), Yair Farm (Ormiston2), Bogle House + caught the 10.19 at Clovenfords. Was very late of course for the Panel Comttee Conference at N.B. [North British] Hotel which commenced at 10.30. Moved the resolution in name of Selkirkshire re the notice of going away for a month [illegible] by a week [?] but withdrew it. Lunched at the hotel with Easterbrook. After the meeting went to Picture House + came out by the 6.5. with Stewart Alexander3. There had not been anything wanted.

1 Frank Albert or F A Dubs (1860-1920), engineer and locomotive builder, later of ‘private means’ with nine servants [source: 1911 census]; born Anderston, Glasgow but retired 1902 and latterly staying at Yair

2 See also diary entry for 12 February 1920

3 Not identified

[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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