14 May 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Brilliant morning + fair all day, duller in afternoon. Sharp N.W. wind. Jean [Muir] left at 6 + most unfortunately I was going over Viewfield with David [Graham] + quite forgot the hour till nearly six when I rushed over to find she had left. I cycled round town + saw a few cases. Made out the remainder of last quarter’s accounts. Found Viewfield in fair order inside but an awful lot of of rubbish to clear away from corners outside + in. It is an enormous house when one goes all through it. Had to go down to Scott1, Sunderland Hall at 7.30. Nurse McGilligan came to supper + May Lindsay2 called.

1 Not identified

2 The Editor has previously assumed that this is Marion ‘May’ Vassie Lindsay (1886-), of Whitehope, Yarrow

[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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