13 January 1923 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Heavy hoar frost which soon disappeared with a shower of sleety rain. It was a dark damp dismal cold day. I saw Mrs Miller, Forest Road1 with the car + then went on to Wollrigg2 + back via Lilliesleaf to Chesterknowes3 whence I walked to Curling4 + met Baptie5 again at Whitmuirhall. The ground was quite hard + much cleaner walking than on Monday. The hounds never turned up at Riddell. Got home before 1.30. Began working out accounts.

1 Mrs Margaret Miller née Miller (about 1852-1923), widow of William Miller, general labourer, lived at 22 Forest Road, Selkirk [1922 Valuation Rolls VR007900012-/305, Selkirk Burgh, page 305 of 644].

2 Woll Rigg, Ashkirk, where Dr Muir may well have been visiting William Dewar who had his hand lacerated when sawing a branch off a tree on 28 November 1922.

3 Chesterknowes, Midlem, grid reference NGR NT527,261, Ordnance Survey 25 inch Roxburghshire Sheet nXII.6, published 1921.

4 Curling, Bowden, Roxburghshire, grid reference NGR NT517,261, visible on Ordnance Survey 25 inch Roxburghshire Sheet nXII.5, published 1921.

5 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir.

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/26, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1923]

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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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