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

Cold dull drizzling day up till 2 or 3 when it brightened + the evening was pleasant but cool. Walked to Hill St, Heathpark, Dovecot then Tower Street, Forest Road, Yarrow Terrace, Ettrickhaugh Cottages: back to Ettrick Road, Tower Mill + Mill Street: + lastly to Mavisbank, Gib. & Lum. [Gibson & Lumgair], Brown & Allan1 + Ashybank. Began to make out accounts for 1st Quarter of 20-21. Went over to Home after dinner. We had the first of our new potatoes + Dora [Muir] was making Gooseberry jelly – Stewart + Barbara2 came up to see me.

1 Brown and Allan, spinners, were at Riverside Mills, Dunsdale Road, Selkirk

2 Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996) and Stewart Muir Roberts (1908-2003), two of Dr Muir’s grandchildren

[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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