3 December 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Same sort of weather but quite calm. Roads wonderfully dry. No sunshine. Cycled in town + out to Wester Essenside1 (8.25)2. Got back in time for unveiling of War Memorial3 by Munro, Secretary for Scotland4. It was a most favourable day as regards weather. Not a breath of wind. There was a big crowd + the Ceremony passed off successfully. I was disappointed that Munro had no local allusion in his speech. In afternoon I walked to Hospital, Ruby Bell5, Castle Street with temp. of 103.2 this morning + 102 at night. At the unveiling Pat Smith6 presided, Lawson7 prayed + Ross8 pronounced the benediction. The Duke9 + other nobs were there + Dunlop10.

1 Presumably to see the Heard family of Wester Essenside, Ashkirk, George Heard senior, Elizabeth Davidson ‘Lizzie’ Heard née Bulman (1884-1937) and their sons George junior (1917-2006) and Robert (1920-), both born Wester Essenside, Ashkirk

2 This will be a record of distance because Dr Muir used the Veeder Cyclometer (made at Hartford, Connecticut), a device that measured wheel revolutions and thus distance – though a cyclometer had to be purchased for each different size of bicycle wheel [see diary entry for 21 July 1919 for more information]

3 Selkirk War Memorial, WMO ID: 148479, design by Sir Robert Lorimer, at junction of Ettrick Terrace and The Valley, Selkirk, grid reference NGR NT46917,28538; it has steps leading up to an elevated platform with a sculptured wall containing name panels and, raised behind, stands a stepped decorated plinth with a shaft and gabled cross, and the original inscription with 399 names recorded on two plaques reads:
“To | The Glory Of God & | In Honoured Memory | Of The Men Of The | Burgh & Parish Of | Selkirk Who Fell | In The Great War 1914-1919”
[source: IWM War Memorials Register: Memorial Selkirk]

4 Robert Munro (1868-1955), 1st Baron Alness, GBE, PC, QC, DL, Scottish lawyer, judge and Liberal politician, served as Secretary for Scotland 1916-1922

5 Ruby Bell is not identified but may be Christina Miller Bell (1912-), born 22 March 1912, at Victoria Crescent, Selkirk, or her mother Christina Govenlock Bell née Watson, wife of Robert Davidson Bell, tweed designer, married June 1911, Selkirk and living at 14 Castle Street, Selkirk, 1921 Valuation Roll

6 Patrick ‘Pat’ Smith (1858-1930), advocate and sheriff-substitute, sometime of The Firs, Selkirk

7 The Reverend Lawson George (1859-1937), M.A., Church of Scotland minister, at Selkirk from about 1902 to about 1930

8 The Reverend Andrew Ross (1871-1942), Church of Scotland minister

9 John Charles Montagu Douglas Scott (1864-1935), 7th Duke of Buccleuch

10 Assume Charles Walter Dunlop (1846-1922), merchant, of Whitmuirhall, Selkirk

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

2 December 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Cold East wind but not as strong as yesterday: dull sunless: dry. Saw some cases walking + then cycled to Kilncroft, Hospital + Upper Faldonside. Jessie Boyd1 from home. Saw Cath Duff2 with patella bursitis. Saw Mrs Heard’s child3, Castle Street, yesterday + today + got a note from Heard to say they had sent for Hiddleston4 + wrote + declined further attendance. Helen5 + Bessie6 motored to Jedburgh with Nancy7 + came back for the latter to call at Benrig8 (the Sandersons9 are friends of the McMillans10) + then to Town Faldonside11 where they had tea.

1 Jessie Milne Brack Boyd (1867-1961), of Faldonside, plantswoman and gardener

2 Cath Duff has not been identified, though it may be possible to do so when the 1921 Census is published early next year

3 Mrs Heard’s child refers to Janet Louisa Heard (born 1921), daughter of Walter Heard and May Heard née Avery of 45 Castle Street, Selkirk [birth, 1921, 778/ 40, Selkirk; 1920 Valuation Roll]

4 John Murray Hiddleston (1891-1954), L.R.C.P.S., L.R.F.P.S., medical practitioner

5 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper

6 Assume Elizabeth Maud ‘Bessie’ Patrick (1881-1945), daughter of Christina Robertson ‘Tina’ Patrick née Rodger (about 1846-1924) and David Patrick, solicitor, of Hamilton

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

8 Benrig, St Boswells, Roxburghshire

9 Sanderson is not identified

10 McMillan is not identified in Roxburghshire but the Editor speculates that the MacMillans are the family at Kirkhope that included Hugh MacMillan (about 1842-1930), Minister of Kirkhope, Emily Jane Mitchell, his wife and their son Hugh Agnew Macmillan (1890-1950), M.C., M.D. Edin., medical practitioner, born Kirkhope but in general practice at Methil, Fife after the First World War

11 The Editor cannot find any reference to Town Faldonside – and Dr Muir has not used the term Town Faldonside in his diaries since 1914 – but assumes that Dr Muir is referring to either Faldonside, grid reference NGR NT502,328 or to Upper Faldonside, NT509,328 (though Dr Muir does consistently refer to the latter as “Upper” – including elsewhere in this entry)

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

1 December 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Very cold East wind almost like snow but it kept fair. Cycled in town + out to Greenhill. Miss Milne1 better. Found her up + discovered she was a keen cyclist. Left my bike at the top of the hill + walked across through the plantation. Was in the house after 3 + got some writing done. Bessie Patrick2 came at 7.30.

1 Dr Muir appears to have the name wrong again: he had been attending Elizabeth Mill (1872-1954) who lived with her brother John Spottiswoode Mill at Greenhill, Ashkirk, see 26 November 1921 diary entry for full details

2 Elizabeth Maud ‘Bessie’ Patrick (1881-1945), daughter of Christina Robertson ‘Tina’ Patrick née Rodger and David Patrick, solicitor, of Hamilton

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

30 November 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Was knocked up at 5 a.m. for Mrs Thos. Davidson (Anne Lockie1), Backfeus. David2 had seen her last night. I came back, shaved, dressed, breakfasted + got her over about 103. From 11 to 1 at Viewfield for 2 appendectomies = a Miss Moore4 from Flockfield + a girl Harkness5, Clockie Castle6. While at Viewfield got a message to Mrs F Kerr7, Kilncroft, another confinement. Sent Nurse McDougal8 down. + went down myself later. Mrs K was very slow + I got other work done first Hospital + Hardie9, Bridgelands + at the darkening, Heard10, West Essenside, who have discarded Dixon11, Hawick. As I was leaving the Swift12 broke down + I had to hire. Went down to Mrs K after dinner + got her over at 9.1513. So I had a [two words illegible] day. At Essenside the younger boy aet 18 months14 was ailing but no signs of Diph.15 Sent Crissie Bell, Castle Street16, to Hosp.17 with Scarlet. It was dull + mild today.

1 Annie Lockie and Thomas L Davidson had married in 1921 at Selkirk [1921, 778/ 16, Selkirk]

2 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner

3 Assume Margaret Lockie Davidson [1921, 778/ 108, Selkirk]

4 Miss Moore must be an employee of Peter Smith of Tushielaw who was Tenant at Flockfield, Ettrick [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/312, Selkirk County, page 312 of 611]

5 Harkness is not identified, there is only one family with this name on the Valuation Rolls (at Curror Street) but is may be possible to make this identification when the 1921 Census is published early next year

6 Thomas Craig Brown, mill owner and historian of Selkirkshire, identifies Clockie or Clocksorrow as the rivulet that outflows the Haining Loch and which the Ordnance Survey (which names the feature as Clock Sorrow and its rivulet as Mill Burn) shows running along the east side of the old Haining house and northwards past the end of Woodburn’s garden; the Editor imagines that Dr Muir must be referring to a location in the vicinity of the Green, the Haining or the Castle – even conceivably Castle Street [sources: Craig-Brown, T. “Subterranean Passage near Selkirk.” The Scottish Antiquary, or, Northern Notes and Queries, vol. 7, no. 26, Edinburgh University Press, 1892, pp. 86–88, http://www.jstor.org/stable/25516544 and the Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd Edition Selkirkshire Sheet XII.5, published 1899]

7 Mrs Kerr, Kilncroft is probably Marion Reid Thomson who married Francis William Kerr in 1919 at Mid Calder; he was Tenant Occupier of a house and garden Kilncroft, Selkirk [marriage, 1919, 694/ 21, Mid Calder; 1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-]

8 Nurse McDougal is not identified though it may be possible to identify her when the 1921 Census is published early next year

9 James Hardie (about 1841-1922), ploughman (retired), was Inhabitant Occupier not rated at Bridgelands Lodge, Galashiels in 1920 Valuation Roll; he was married to Margaret Nicholson (d.1926) and their son Robert Hardie, of Coachman’s Lodge, Bridgelands, by Selkirk was the informant at his death

10 George Heard, farmer, West Essenside, Ashkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/303, Selkirk County, page 303 of 611]

11 Charles James Whitehead Dixon (about 1867-1925), M.D., C.M., medical practitioner, of North Bridge Street, Hawick

12 The Swift Motor Company made Swift Cars in Coventry; it is not clear which model Dr Muir owned of this small motor manufacturer’s many products but it had been the ‘workhorse’ car for the practice since Dr Muir had acquired it some time before August 1914 [Source: Swift Models 1901-1931

13 Marion Reid Kerr, later Tait (1921-2011) [1921, 778/ 109, Selkirk]

14 Robert Heard, born West Essenside, Ashkirk, 1920, son of George Heard, farmer, and Lizzie Davidson Heard née Bulman, married March 1914 [birth, 1920, 773/B 4, Ashkirk; parents’ marriage, 1914, 789/ 27, Hawick]

15 There was a nasty outbreak of Diphtheria and Scarlet Fever which had been running in Selkirk since the summer of 1921 and continued into 1922

16 Crissie Bell is not identified but Robert Bell, mill manager, was Tenant Occupier at Castle Street, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Rolls VR007900012-/157, Selkirk Burgh, page 157 of 644] and it is possible that he is Robert Davidson Bell and his wife is Christina (possibly Crissie) Govan Bell née Watson, married 1911, Selkirk [marriage, 1911, 778/ 10, Selkirk]; incidentally Dr Muir has spelled Crissie without an ‘h’ previously, cf. diary entry for 11 January 1920

17 It would be reasonable to assume that this was the Infectious Diseases Hospital out by the Selkirk Hills rather than the partnership’s Hospital at Mauldsheugh but Dr Muir appears to use the term hospital interchangeably

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

29 November 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Was knocked up at 1 a.m. to see Isa Reid1, Viewfield, who was dead when I got there. Walked up Backrow + told the Pearsons2. Ran out to Greenhill after breakfast + found that the abscess in Miss Milne’s3 tonsil had burst. Went to Ed. at 10.29 with Nancy + Helen4 to attend Pike’s funeral5. Dear Jean6 was in great distress. Munro7, Guy8, Bessie Patrick9, Mrs Trotter (Jean’s shop woman)10, a man Hughes11 from Glasgow + an English clergyman Clark12 were there. The burial was in Newington Cemetery. Had tea with Jean + came out by the 6.5. [sic] Went to the store with Helen + got her a pair of strong boots.

1 Isabella Reid (1234-1921), chairwoman, died 29 November 1921 at Viewfield Nursing Home usual residence 23 Forest Road, Selkirk, aet 53, of “Malignant growth of liver, Gallstones” certified by D Charteris Graham M.B., Ch.B.; the 1921 Valuation Roll shows her address as 93 Forest VR007900012-/163, Selkirk Burgh, page 163 of 644

2 It is not evident what the link is but Jane Ann Pearson was Tenant of a house at 82 Back Row, Selkirk; in 1911 Jane A Pearson, woollen winder, aged 19, was living at 56 Back Row with her family, including a sister Mary, woollen winder, aged 16, so Isa Reid may have been employed by that working family [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/163, Selkirk Burgh, page 151 of 644; Census 1911 778/4/15, page 15 of 17]

3 Dr Muir appears to have the name wrong again: he had been attending Elizabeth Mill (1872-1954) who lived with her brother John Spottiswoode Mill at Greenhill, Ashkirk, see 26 November 1921 diary entry for full details

4 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), his second daughter and Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper

5 Frederick Charles ‘Kenneth’ Pike (1883-1921), sometime theatrical agent and husband of Dr Muir’s daughter Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir, had died 26 November 1921, aged 39

6 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter

7 Munro is not identified

8 The Reverend Gavin Struthers ‘Guy’ Muir (1846-1927), Dr Muir’s brother

9 Bessie Patrick may be Elizabeth Maud Patrick (1881-1945), daughter of Christina Robertson ‘Tina’ Patrick née Rodger (about 1846-1924) and David Patrick, solicitor, of Hamilton; born 30 January 1881, died 17 June 1945, aged 64, buried Bent Cemetery, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire

10 Mrs Trotter is not identified but must have worked at the tea shop at 47 Newington Road, Edinburgh where Dr Muir’s daughter was Tenant [Miss Jane Muir, cook, 1920 Valuation Roll, VR010000379-/38, Edinburgh Burgh, page 38 of 257]

11 Hughes is not identified

12 Mr Clark is not identified

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

28 November 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Another day of fog but the frost gone + all the beauty disappeared. There was a slight shower of sleety snow before daybreak. The roads were very slippery. The tracheotomy case is doing well. Two more cases of Diph. admitted1. We reached our 1,000th case at the Hospital2 the other day. Motored to Greenhill3 + round town in forenoon + to Philiph stables after. Mrs Mack4 ‘Phoned from Ed. that she had seen Jean5 who wrote that Pike’s6 funeral is tomorrow.

1 There was a long-standing outbreak of Diphtheria and Scarlet Fever in Selkirk, through a large part on 1921 and into the following year

2 It difficult to be confident which building Dr Muir is referring to here, Mauldsheugh or the Infectious Diseases Hospital

3 Dr Muir had been attending Elizabeth Mill (1872-1954) who lived with her brother John Spottiswoode Mill at Greenhill, Ashkirk, see 26 November 1921 diary entry for fuller detail

4 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk

5 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter

6 Frederick Charles Pike (1883-1921), sometime theatrical agent and husband of Dr Muir’s daughter Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir, had died 26 November 1921

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

27 November 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Denser fog than ever + frost. All the trees are lovely + all the roadside vegetation like frosted silver. David1 did tracheotomy at the Hospital on a child Gordon from Backfeus2. I motored out to Greenhill + found Miss Milne3 rather better + came back by Forest Road + Hospital. Went to evening service where a Mr Weatherhead4 from Dundee preached in aid of the Central Fund5. Jack, Nancy6 + Mr Duffus7 (a Viewfield patient from Aberdeen) we’re at supper + I walked down to the Hospital after. It was bitterly cold. Wrote Barbara8 + sent her 2 ‘Reporters’.

1 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner

2 Thomas Gordon was a Tenant Occupier of a house and garden at Backfeus, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012- xx]

3 Elizabeth Mill (1872-1954) lived with her brother John Spottiswoode Mill at Greenhill, Ashkirk, see preceding diary entry for full details

4 Assume the Reverend Dr James Weatherhead (1863-1944), Free Church minister and Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Free Church of Scotland, 1927, which was two years before the 1929 union, he was minister of St Pauls UF Church in Dundee, 1925 [birth, 1863, 757/ 3, Whitsome; death, 1944, 307/ 21, Mains and Strathmartine; 1925 Valuation Roll, VR009800194-xxx]

5 The United Free Church of Scotland had a central fund from which it could cross-subsidise ministerial stipends [Sawkins, John W and Bailey, Em. “Ministerial Stipend Cross Subsidy in the United Free Church of Scotland.” Scottish Church History , vol. 50.1, 2021, pp. 1-27. https://doi.org/10.3366/sch.2021.0041]

6 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), mill owner and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter

7 Mr Duffus has not been identified but Dr Muir’s diary entry for 27 November 1921 notes that he is from Aberdeen

8 Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996), Dr Muir’s eldest granddaughter

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

26 November 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Keen frost + fog. Trees +c all white with rime which never disappeared. Jean1 ‘Phoned that Kenneth2 died this morning. Poor dear Jean! Her’s is a very sad case + though I disapproved of her marriage I am none the less sorry for her. She was apparently happy + content with Pike + must feel losing him after such a short married life. I walked about the town + was called a little before 5 to Miss Milne, Greenhill, the farmer’s sister3. She had a tonsillar abscess. Motored there: fog very dense especially along the Haining woods. Helen + Nancy4 walked cross country to Lilliesleaf hoping to see the hounds but they did not turn up at Riddell.

1 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter

2 Frederick Charles ‘Kenneth’ Pike (1883-1921), sometime theatrical agent and husband of Dr Muir’s daughter Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir, died 26 November 1921, aged 39, of Phthisis pulmonalis, at Lutton Place, Edinburgh, just off South Clerk Street, Newington; he was born Sep Quarter 1883, Chard (Somerset) Registration District, 5c 378. and they had married, 15 June 1920, Mayfield U.F. Church, Newington, Edinburgh

3 Dr Muir appears to have the name wrong: John Spottiswoode Mill, farmer, was at Greenhill, Ashkirk, 1921 Valuation Roll; John (about 1867-1946) and his sister Elizabeth Mill (1872-1954) were at Greenhill, 1911 Census and both were born Legerwood, Berwickshire [sources: 1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/303, Selkirk County, page 303 of 611; 1911 Census, 773/B 1/ 2, page 2 of 6; John’s death, 1946, 799/1 43, Melrose; Elizabeth’s death, 1954, 799/1 111, Melrose]

4 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), his second daughter

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

25 November 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Some frost this morning. Roads dry + hard. Little Willie Smith1 died at the Hospital. Dav.2 has been pretty busy + has got new patients, the Rougheads3 at Oakendean. + he is pretty often at Benrig4 too. I intended going to Cullen’s funeral5 but got a hurried message at the Hospital at 12 to go to Mrs McDonald6 at Philiphaugh Stables which prevented me. There were several new town messages. Pollok7 called to say he intended calling me as a witness at Shankland’s trial8 on Dec. 13th.

1 William John Gibson Cleland ‘Willie’ Smith (1917-1921), died Infectious Diseases Hospital, usual residence 49 Back Row, Selkirk, of “Diphtheria 27 days” as certified by “John S Muir M.B. +c”; son of William Herbert Smith, general labourer, and Roberta ‘Jane’ Sinclair Smith nee Cleland, married June 1919 at Edinburgh (the father is not named on Willie’s birth registration)

2 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner

3 Francis A Roughhead was Tenant of a house at Newstead, Melrose (close to Oakendean) [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011600033-xxx]

4 Benrig, St Boswells, Roxburghshire; it is not obvious who Dr Graham was visiting but Mrs Jean G Pringle was the Proprietor Occupier of the mansion house, offices, stables and grounds in the 1921 Valuation Roll

5 William Laing Cullen (1861-1921), M.D., medical practitioner, of Fairholme, St Boswells, had died on 22 November 1921

6 Presumably the wife of George M’Donald, estate labourer, who was recorded as Inhabitant Occupier not rated at Philiphaugh Stables [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/325, Selkirk County, page 325 of 611]

7 John Pollok (1858-1938), Town Clerk and Procurator Fiscal, Selkirk

8 Emma Seely Shankland née Berryman (about 1873-1959), wife of Dugald Cowan Shankland, ship owner, and sometime of Whinfield, Kilmalcolm, Renfrewshire had hit and injured a young man Wilfred Lees whilst driving at Fairnilea on 11 August 1921

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

24 November 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Foggy dull day but quite dry. Read Scotsman in Smoke room. Packed my bag + took it to cloakroom. Walked along to P.O. + took car1 to Lutton Place2. Pike3 distinctly weaker. Blaikie4 called when I was there. Saw Dora5 but not Jean6. Took car back to P.O. + walked to Heriot Row + had lunch with Eva, Evelyn + Marion7. Took them a box of chocs. Came back to Picture House. + sat on there till nearly 5 quite forgetting the meeting at 4. Rushed along in a taxi + was in at the tail end. Sandy McClure8 dined with me at the Hotel + I came out by the last train, having enjoyed my outing in a way but the expense is a great drawback. It cost me £9: 13: 0 which included Dora + her friend + Matron9 to Theatre + Sandy McClure at dinner +c. amounting to £3: 5: 3.

1 Dr Muir has taken the tramcar from the Post Office at the junction of Waterloo Place and North Bridge; Edinburgh had a resasonably comprehensive tram network from 1920 when the Edinburgh and Leith systems were combined and Dr Muir would have been able to use the route out to Nether Liberton to reach Newington (there is a useful interactive map here: Edinburgh tram routes 1920)

2 Lutton Place, Newington, Edinburgh home of Frederick and Jean Pike

3 Frederick Charles Pike (1883-1921), theatrical agent, had married Dr Muir’s daughter Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir in 1920 but was gravely ill by this time

4 Robert Henry Blaikie (about 1857-1933), M.D., F.R.C.S.E., medical practitioner, at Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh and presumably Pike’s local doctor [1925 Valuation Roll, VR010000491-/48, Edinburgh Burgh, page 48 of 264, also 1921]

5 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter

6 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter

7 Jessie Evelyn Ramsay ‘Eva’ McClure née Hotson and her daughters Evelyn Margaret McClure (1906-1983) and Marion Hamilton McClure, later Salvesen (1911-1997); Eva was the wife of Sandy McClure, advocate, see footnote 8

8 Alexander Logan ‘Sandy’ McClure (1860-1932), advocate and sometime Sheriff of Argyle; his mother was a Logan as was Dr Muir’s mother

9 Matron refers to Nurse (or Sister) Waugh with whom Dr Muir went to the King’s Theatre the day before, see diary entry for 23 November 1921

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]