2 March 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Beautiful day with brilliant sunshine but a sharp N.W. to N. wind. Hazy in afternoon + casting up from S.W. Motored via Tweed Mill to Nest, Bogle House1 + Yair Bridge. After lunch took Kelty + walked out to Gala Rig expecting a fine view but to the S. + W. it was very thick. The sun was shining on Cheviot + I saw no snow there nor anywhere. Wrote Barbara2. H. + Nancy3 at Picture House. Roads drying.

1 The Bogle House, possibly a ruin, appears to be in the area of Ashiestiel Bridge; the Editor would welcome information

2 Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996), one of Dr Muir’s granddaughters

3 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963) and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), two of Dr Muir’s daughters

[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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