7 January 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Rather colder but still mild, damp + misty on hills: no rain. Did a walk to Bank Street, Forest Road, Wellwood, Lindean Mill, Lindean Shepheard’s House back across country to Bridgelands + home + later to Forest Road + Bridge Street. David not feeling very well in afternoon. Got a present of a pair of leather lined motoring gloves from Madge Ogilvie which belonged to her father1 but which he had never worn. Sent her a rhyming acknowledgment (vide memoranda at end of Sundays). Shaved + prepared And. Cowan2 for operation tomorrow at Viewfield. Helen + I had supper at Viewfield.

1 Katherine Margaret ‘Madge’ Ogilvie née Scott Anderson (1879-1965), daughter of Thomas ‘T’ Scott Anderson of Ettrick Shaws

2 Andrew Cowan, shepherd at Kirkhope or Andrew Cowan, farmer at Dryden, Ashkirk, see also diary entry for 2 November 1920

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

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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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