23 August 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A melancholy dismal day. It rained from the E. Up till midday then faired + came on again from the S.W. about 5. There was no wind but a steady pour. I sat at accounts in the morning till it faired + then saw a few cases + went at the accounts again after lunch. During the fair interval though there was no sunshine it was quite pleasant. Coming down the concrete stairs at 110 Forest Road I slipped + came a thump on my Sacrum + left hip which were rather sore after.

1 It is not clear if this refers to the path that cuts through the loop of Forest Road or to the steps to the house number 110 but one can probably assume that it does not refer to the Stae Brae.

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]

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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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