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

Another fine day but hazy like yesterday. I felt more tired after yesterday’s 68 than I did after 98 on August 23rd . The climb from Garvald is awful + even going down Whiteadder1 there was constant up + down. Nevertheless I rode from beyond Newstead to Mauldsheugh without dismounting. Today I saw a dozen r so in town + cycled to Faldonside2. It was very pleasant in the garden in the afternoon + at night the moon was brilliant.

1 Dr Muir had cycled south across the Lammermuir Hills on 23 September and over the Tweed into Northumberland a month earlier

2 Dr Muir had been making regular visits to see Phyllis Mary ‘Fiff’ Dees (1899-1920), daughter of Robert Irwin Dees (1872-1923) and Edith Mary Boileau Dees née Henderson, the new (1920) tenants at Faldonside; she suffered head injuries in a car accident between Gordon Arms and Tushielaw during the summer

[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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