3 April 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

The same miserable weather with continuous drizzle + occasional rain. David’s car is going again. I would have cycled to Faldonside but it was wet so I had to wait till he returned from Bowhill and Broadmeadows at 11.30 when I went to Faldonside. The vision had partly returned in Jessie’s eye1. Spent the afternoon at ledger + finished posting March. Dav. was at Midgehope in afternoon. Helen + Nancy walked to Sunderland to see what I take to be a damson in flower.2

1 Jessie Milne Brack Boyd (1867-1961), of Faldonside, plantswoman and gardener had suddenly lost the sight of an eye, see diary entry for 2 April 1920

2 Prunus domesticata subsp. insititia

[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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