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

Before March 31st the Crocuses were quite over. The daffodils beginning to flower + the fronds showing on the leaf buds of the Rowan1

A dull mild day with almost continuous drizzle. With only 4 town cases to make I walked over to see Wm. Hall, Yairbridge + enjoyed it. Got back at 2.30 + at 4.30 had to go to Ettrickbridgend + see Mrs. Rob. Mitchell. Dav. [Graham] was at Deloraine but they failed to catch him2. I went in Ad. Scott’s car, a very fast one. Later a message came to [go to] Jas. Mitchell junior, Henderland, who had had an accident with his car near the Craig. I hired from Bryson + didn’t get home till nearly 12. There were 19 or 20 people at Consulting hour.

1 Assume Dr Muir is referring to the hairs on the buds of the Rowan or Mountain Ash Sorbus aucuparia

2 Catch him i.e. while he was part of the way up to 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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