10 March 1923 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Very cold day : once a few pellets of hail. Cycled in town + to Mill Street, Gibson & Lumgair, Raeburn Place : then to Hill Street1 + via Hawick Road to Henhouse.2 Then to Shawpark.3 Letter from Patrick.4 P.C. [post card] from Nancy5 who is in Cumberland.

1 Hill Street, Selkirk is off Hillside Terrace almost immediately opposite the entrance to the High School.

2 Henhouse is beyond the south end of Haining Loch, Selkirk, grid reference NGR NT469,271. Dr Muir has presumably continued his journey along Hillside Terrace and the main road, approaching Henhouse from the south east.

3 Shawpark, Selkirk, home of John Dun Boylan (1850-1924), civil engineer and acquaintance of Dr Muir.

4 Patrick Rodger Stewart ‘Pat’ Muir (1879-1961), Dr Muir’s only son, living in New Zealand since 1902.

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

[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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