25 October 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

The clocks were all put back to normal time last night. It was a fine clear morning + a lovely day, calm + sunny, E [wind]. Saw 6 town cases + cycled to Faldonside [where] Phyllis1 had a good day yesterday + no temperature. Walked up the side of the old wood + sat on a stump admiring the lovely view at the meeting of the rivers2. Baptie3 cut away the exuberant Jessamine which was darkening my room. Helen went with Nancy4 + Mrs Geo. Roberts5 to a concert at Gala.

1 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

2 River Tweed and Ettrick Water

3 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir

4 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963) and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), two of Dr Muir’s daughters

5 Sarah Elizabeth Roberts née Sclater (1860-1921), widow of George Roberts (c.1842-1910), tweed manufacturer

[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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