25 February 1923 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Raining steadily till evening. Snow disappeared more rapidly. Lots of drifts on hills still. Motored to Mavisbank, Faldonside, Bridgelands + Henhouse.1 In house all afternoon. Went to evening service. A W Gilchrist, a [illegible] missionary addressed us.2 This was the conclusion of a missionary week here + at Galashiels. Supped at Wellwood.3

1 Henhouse is beyond the south end of Haining Loch, Selkirk, grid reference NGR NT469,271.

2 Gilchrist is so far unidentified.

3 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, home of Dr Muir’s daughter Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), wife of John Roberts junior.

[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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