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

David rung [sic] me up a little after 12 (when I had not been very long in bed) wanting Baptie to take him out to Barton. I said however I would walk out. I did so + found Mrs H had had an M.C. It was drizzling as I came home. It was a nice mild hazy day. I walked out to Buxton1 in forenoon + on to Whitlaw Kips2 from which I saw the hounds leave Bowden Moor, run along the crest of Cauldshiels Hill + turn round to Faldonside. I then crossed over to Cauldshiels but saw nothing more of them. Felt very fagged when I got back + my dyspepsia back. Was hauled out at 5 to see Miss Dunn because [Nurse] Beck had told her her pulse was quick. Went early to bed. Neither D. [Dr David Graham] nor I had any County work. It rained heavily in afternoon.

1 Buxton is at approximate grid reference NGR NT482,287

2 Whitlaw Kips is WNW of Over Whitlaw Farm at approximate grid reference NGR NT510,303

[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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