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

Poured all morning heavily and I could only read + smoke. Wrote David + Helen that I would be home on Monday. About 3 it faired + I walked up Honister Hause: pulled a bunch of [not identified] Chloranthus + wild roses for Nancy. Finished a novel called “Priests of Progress” an antivivisection tirade1. Mr Oldham, the Ormiston girl + Miss Butcher left this morning + there were some new arrivals.

1 ‘Priests of Progress’ by Gertrude Colmore [Gertrude Baillie-Weaver née Gertrude Renton; pseudonym Gertrude Colmore (1855–1926), writer and feminist]

[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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