10 April 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A little sunshine in morning + thus a damp rather cold day. I had not much to do walking in the town. Called at Wellwood + saw Nancy who returned yesterday from London1 and Jock who came today in the glory of his first suit with trousers2. Mr Ross called3. David [Graham] was at Thirladean + Weatherhouse. Wrote Dr Yellowlees + Guy3.

1 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter, living at Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk with her husband John Roberts junior ‘Jack’ (1876-1966); mill owner and Provost of Selkirk, and their children

2 This must be John Stewart ‘Jock’ Roberts (1904-1950), Dr Muir’s grandson

3 The editor assumes that this is the Reverend Andrew Ross (1871-1942), clergyman, who moved to Selkirk in 1903 and was there until his retiral with the exception of a period in early 1918 when he was in France with the Scottish Churches Huts

3 Gavin Struthers ‘Guy’ Muir (1846-1927), Dr Muir’s brother

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]

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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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