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

It blew + rained all night + stopped at 9 or 10 this morning. The Ettrick was over the grass at the sluice + I don’t remember when it was so swollen. I had to go Yarrowford + donned all my waterproofs for cycling but I didn’t get a drop of rain + the afternoon was quite fine. David [Graham] had 2 confinements, a girl Purvis in Forest Road + Mrs Harrison1, Levenlea2. Went to evening service + supped at Wellwood.

1 Assume births of Olive Margaret Purves and Beatrice de Fraine Harrison (1920-1998), daughter of John Harrison

2 Levenlea is one of the series of large houses north west of Philiphaugh Farm and above what is now Bannerfield Estate, the others being Philipburn, Manorhill, The Firs and Bannerfield, see Ordnance Survey 6 inch Selkirkshire Sheet XI.NE, revised 1897, published 1901 https://maps.nls.uk/view/75674482

[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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