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

Saw first Hawthorn near Boleside [?] on 25th

Another magnificent day: calm warm + sunny. S.E. + E. it was almost too hot sometimes. Cycled round town + saw a doz. [patients]. Finished soon after 12. Got some more pictures out of lumber room for Viewfield. Did some book work: at 6.30 got message to see a child Jeffrey, Yair. Cycled over. Delicious evening. Took 4 knickers1 to Walt Dobson to get hip pockets [and] ordered 2 pairs of shoes at Dickson’s.

1 The Editor assumes this refers to cycling knickers, presumably shorter plus-two style knickerbockers rather than plus-four style breeches

[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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