16 September 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Fine forenoon. Heavy dew: possibly on the verge of frost. Rain came on about 4. Cycled to South Port, Beechbank + Elmrow + then motored taking Tom [Alexander] down Forest Road, Yarrowford, Cannon Street, Faldonside, Bemersyde Hill, Merton Bridge + St Boswells, getting back at 2. We went to Wellwood for tea. Mrs Geo. Roberts1 there. Saw Jack’s horses after2.

1 Sarah Elizabeth Roberts née Sclater (1860-), widow of George Roberts (c.1842-1910), tweed manufacturer

2 Horses of John Roberts junior, Dr Muir’s son-in-law

[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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