11 June 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Feeling much better + rose to breakfast. Dav. [Graham] was in early as he was going to Lilliesleaf + had to go to Edinburgh for a dinner. He motored there via Sundhope + Peebles1. I saw a town list of 17 including Ettrick + Dunsdale Mills + Hospital. Walt. Scott2, Hawthorn Cott. has a suspicion of appendicitis + Mrs Moodie3 from Black Andro, who is at Viewfield, I had to see at night. Helen [Muir] went with Jack, Nancy + Ed. George4 to Hawick Races5. Heard from Eva McClure6 that they can come on July 10.

1 Dr David Graham must have had business at Sundhope, just the Gordon Arms side of Yarrow Feus, because otherwise that is a very roundabout route to Edinburgh

2 James Moody, woodman, was at Blackandrew, Selkirk, 1920 Valuation Roll

3 Walter Lumsden Scott, soldier, was at Hawthorn Cottage, Selkirk, 1920 Valuation Roll

4 Assume George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005), Dr Muir’s grandson

5 Assume the Hawick Common Riding’s Friday Mair where, after the point at which the Cornet ceremoniously ‘Cuts the Sod’, the participants make their way to the St Leonard’s race-course for a programme of horse-racing before the company remounts and proceeds

6 Jessie Evelyn Ramsay ‘Eva’ McClure née Hotson, see diary entry for 10 June 1920

[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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