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

Slept in till 8. Snowing heavily at 9 but rained after: very cold + rain all day. Peat Law &c continued white. Was feeling seedy with dyspepsia. + was tired walking. David [Graham] was was called to Annieston to Dav. Wright. I walked to Ettrick Terrace, [illegible], Whinfield Cottage, Dunsdale Hospital, [illegible] + Knowepark. Was in house after 2 + made out accounts. Letter from Mrs Jakes [?] giving names of lodgings in Glenluce. Helen [Muir] at Pictures with children.

Yates née McGuffie


Wife of William Henry Yates (about 1862-1926), retired aerated water manufacturer; they had married in Chorlton, Lancashire, in July 1894, it was his second marriage and on the certificate Mary is noted as of “Glasserton Church, Craig Dhu, Scotland” (though both were resident at Craigdhu farm, Glasserton, grid reference NGR NX396,402, in the 1891 Census) and she was born at Whithorn and had previously lived with her family at Bailliewhirr Croft, Whithorn, NGR NX426,417

[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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