26 February 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Hoar frost + bright forenoon but cloudy after + a little rain. Had a good cycle run via Ashybank, Glebe Terrace, +c to Wellwood + Dundas Cottage1. At latter saw Mrs Brydon2aet 85, pretty feeble + with some oedema of the legs +c. Roads very good. Strongish W. wind made it rather stiff going + very helpful coming. Did 15 miles returning in 1 h. 9 m. + the 1614 in 1 h. 20 m. Had nothing from breakfast at 8 till tea at 4. Helen3 had supper at Viewfield.

1 Dundas Cottage, Ettrick, tenants Misses Christina [perhaps aka Christian, see footnote below] and Elizabeth Brydon [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/312, Selkirk County, page 312 of 611]

2 Christian Brydon née Sword (about 1836-1921) died 17 April 1921, aged 85; she was the widow of George Brydon, daughter of William Sword, gardener, and Christian Sword nee Brydon and her daughter Christian was the Informant [774/B 2, Ettrick]

3 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper

[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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