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

A sunless day, except for a little while in the evening. Town list getting much smaller. Was knocked up at 4.30 to see David Murray at Cleghorn [?], Backrow. He had an attack of sickness and vertigo. Saw him in the forenoon + at night + Dav [Dr David Graham] saw him in the afternoon. Got a lot of accounts addressed, D helped me. Posted all the County ones. Dav was at Yarrowford, Newark School1 + Oakwood Mill. Helen [Muir] + Barbara [Roberts] cycled to Hawkshaw for tea + went with all the Wellwooders2 to a concert in the Picture House for the cricket club.

1 Assume the school at grid reference NGR NT423,287, and visible on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch Selkirkshire Sheet XI.NE, published 1900

2 The ‘Wellwooders’ were John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948) and their children Andrina Barbara Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Thwigg (1902-1996), John Stewart ‘Jock’ Roberts (1904-1950), Louisa Jane Roberts (1906-1982), Stewart Muir ‘Little Stewart’ Roberts (1908-2003) and George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005)

[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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