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

Weather the same: hard frost + heavy rime: a cloudless sky all day + a Harvest Moon at night. Cycled to Elmrow, Goslaw Green, Wellwood Stables (where I put up Mitchell’s arm in starch1), Gib. & Lum., Black Andro: called at Mauldsheugh. Sat in the bower again. It was quite warm till the sun disappeared behind the church. Got a pleasant surprise at Frank Scott’s account for painting the house viz £48-18-11.

1 Alexander Mitchell (fl.1920), chauffeur living at Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk had fallen off a horse on 2 October 1920 whilst riding at Headshaw with two of Dr Muir’s grandsons

[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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