29 March 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Brilliant morning. Just a slight powdering of snow lying on roofs +c. It was a sharp drying forenoon from W. + the roads improved rapidly but about 6.30 p.m. there was some very heavy rain. Walked in town in forenoon + in afternoon cycled to Fairnilea Lodge + Yair. The Lauderdale hounds, which met at Gala, were hunting around the Yair woods. I wondered how they had crossed the Tweed which was very heavy. Helen1 cycled to call for Miss Scott at Hawkshaw. She got news of the engagement of Mr McKenzie to a Gala girl, daughter of Tait the painter + decorator!2

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

2 No such marriage appears to have taken place

[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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