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

A little snow lying again this morning but not so much as yesterday+ it quickly disappeared. It was still bitterly cold + the wind N. During the day there were some sleety showers. I met Dav. [Dr David Graham] at the Home to see Jeannie Oliver’s knee which does not look well. I went on to Philiphaugh Mill, Bowhill + back to Hospital. I sat all afternoon trimming + adding to my address on “Too much of a good thing” which I gave at night to the Guild meeting. I called at Viewfield + saw an iron gate for which Miss Buist1 wishes £2 10s which is not worth the half. She has taken a house called Fergus Hill between Longtown + Brampton.

1 Alexina Margaret Buist (1853-1936), daughter of a Dundee merchant who was, with her companion Gertrude Mary Ball (1861-1941), at Viewfield prior to Dr Muir’s purchase whereupon they moved to Fergushill, a Victorian Gothic Revival house at Kirklinton, Cumberland, grid reference NGR NY425,662 see Ordnance Survey Six Inch Cumberland Sheet X.12 (Arthuret), revised 1899 and published 1901 https://maps.nls.uk/view/121139651

[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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