15 May 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

It was a perfect summer morning when I was knocked up at 6 to attend Mrs A Taylor1, Halliday’s Park. Came back, dressed + breakfasted + got her over easily at 9. Saw a few town cases + cycled to Oakwood. Stopped opposite Scaurhead + walked up a little folly2 + had a smoke. Atmosphere very clear + the view over to Bowhill + doesn’t to the Eildons was fine. Read in the garden after tea + went to evening service. No messages but Mrs Taylor.

1 Mary Neil Taylor (1921-1991), born 15 May 1921, at 9 Halliday’s Park, Selkirk, daughter of Allan Taylor, master plumber, and Mary Moffat Taylor née Murray who had married 1913 at Heatherlie Manse [birth, 1991, 778/ 52, Selkirk, marriage, 1913, 778/ 18]

2 The Editor assumes this must be Oakwood Tower (now Aikwood Tower), the Medieval Tower House (Canmore ID 54303) adjacent to Oakwood at grid reference NGR NT 4201260; it is SSE of Castle Hill and, unless Dr Muir has taken a very long route up to the Tower, stretches the meaning of ‘opposite’ but there appears to be no alternative

[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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