13 December 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Some sunshine+ a little rain : delightfully mild + fairly clear. Saw Walt. Dryden, Buccleuch Road1 – found him very far through. Walked to Kersknowe to see Mrs Bathgate.2 Views all round very fine. Went via Galarigg + Whitmuir + returned via Whitmuirhall + Galarigg. Raining at night.

1 Walter Elliot Dryden, woollen mill foreman, widower of Anne McRobie, died aet 73 at 73 Buccleuch Road, Selkirk [1922, 778/ 90, Selkirk].

2 Eleanor ‘Ellen’ Bathgate née Davidson (about 1872-), born Carham, wife of Henry Bathgate, orraman [odd job man on farm], who was tenant at Kersknowe Holding, Bowden, Roxburghshire [1921 Census].

[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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