12 November 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Mild. dry. S.W. Sunny in forenoon. dull after. Walked to Dunsdale +c. Was kept at Viewfield (Mrs N Wood1) too late to get to Communion so walked to Shawpark.2 Was not out again till evening service. A Mr Baird preaching!3 Supped at Wellwood.4 Felt my indigestion so after getting home with Nancy5 I walked up the Loan + beyond Smedheugh to try + work it off.6

1 Assume Jane Wood née Thwaits (1887-1952) who had married Newton Wimpenny Wood (1885-1963), millworker, in 1911 at Selkirk [1911, 778/ 4, Selkirk].

2 Shawpark, Shawpark Road, Selkirk, grid reference NGR NT47881,29003, see Ordnance Survey 25 inch Selkirkshire Sheet XII.5, published 1932.

3 Mr Baird is as yet unidentified.

4 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, home of the Roberts family.

5 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter.

6 Dr Muir has walked into the town centre, up South Port and the Loan, then crossing the A7 at Ladylands onto the Bowden road as far as Smedheugh, grid reference NT490,279, see Ordnance Survey 25 inch Selkirkshire Sheet XII.5 and Ordnance Survey 25 inch Selkirkshire Sheet XII.6, both published 1899.

[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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