18 June 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Not so warm today but very pleasant. Note to see Marion Paton1. Andrew Brown2 sinking. Saw a few cases walking + after lunch cycled to Gala. Nothing serious3. Went on to Buckholm + took the road to Langshaw: then on by Mosshouses to Clackmae4 + home via Leaderfoot. Most lovely ride + the scenery perfect. Dora5 spent the day with the Smiths6.

1 Marion Agnes Paton (about 1841-1940), formerly of Selkirk but latterly living at Galashiels

2 Andrew Brown (about 1840-1921), hosiery manufacturer and widower of Wilhelmina Mackay, of Dunreay, Tower Street, Selkirk

3 Dr Muir is here referring to Marion Paton, see footnote 1

4 Langshaw, grid reference NGR NT515,396, Mosshouses, NT532,396 and Clackmae (near Earlston), NT560,393, after which Dr Muir will presumably have cycled to Leaderfoot down the west side of Leader Water

5 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter

6 Assume the Smith family at Lauriston, Selkirk, home of Katie Smith née Locke (about 1854-1934), widow of Thomas Smith, tweed manufacturer, and whichever of her (adult) children were living there at this time

[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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