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

The hounds met at Kaeside1 + after seeing some town cases I walked with Nancy + Helen to Cauldshiels Hill + saw a good deal of them. A run fox coming from Bowden Moor + making for Cauldshiels was headed by Helen + Nancy + turned back towards the cover but must have gone to Rhymer’s Glen2. The hounds came up the hill again quite close to me. It was a dull cold day with a piercing wind. We got back about 2.45. Dav. [Graham] was called this morning about 4 to attend Mrs Mitchell3, Borthwickshiels. Baptie drove him.

1 Kaeside Farm is in Melrose Parish, at grid reference NT516,339

2 Cauldshiels Hill is at grid reference NGR NT515,316, the Rhymers Glen runs north from Bowden Moor, through grid reference NT527,327, towards Huntlyburn and what is now the Borders General Hospital

3 James Brunton Fletcher Mitchell, born 10 March 1920 at Borthwickshiels, Roberton, Roxburghshire, son of Robert Fletcher Mitchell, farmer, and Mary Ann Mitchel née Thomson; his parents had married 4 June 1919 at Ettrick

[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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