4 February 1913 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Another posting in the occasional series of 1913 diary entries

Still quite fresh. River very flooded. Wind N.W. rather colder. Roads a little dryer. Some sunshine. Snow drifts on hills slowly disappearing. Motored to Bluecairn1, Ettrickbridgend, Fairnilee (Mrs Hogg2 awfully emaciated) + Bridgelands + in afternoon cycled to the Rectory, Curror Street, Pinegrove, Dunsdale + Gas Works. Sat late at night making out statement of mileages on form sent by Stalker3. I shan’t get much more than £20.

1 Presumably to visit Robert Johnstone, carpenter, occupier of a house at Bluecairn, Selkirk, 1913 Valuation Roll [Valuation Rolls, VR011700008-/532, Selkirk County, page 532 of 617], see also diary entries for 5th, 7th, 15th, 17th, 18th and 21st February 1913

2 Janet Hogg née Anderson, wife of James Hogg, chauffeur, of Fairnilee, Caddonfoot, inhabitant occupier of a house at Fairnilee Stables, Caddonfoot

3 Donald Gordon Stalker (1867-1948), banker and law agent, who was Clerk to the National Health Insurance Committee, based at the British Linen Bank Buildings, Galashiels

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/16, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1913]

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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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