7 June 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Fine day. Shower in afternoon. Cycled to Hill Street, Glebe, Forest Road, Ettrickbank Mill, Ashybank + Elmrow. David [Graham] took Helen with him in the car to Lilliesleaf + Dryden1. Saw a lot of motorcycles (solos + sidecars) + cycle cars taking part in the reliability trial from London to Edinburgh2 pass the Wellwood3 gate where Nancy + the boys, Helen + Mrs Mackintosh also came4. Jack came back from Hawick with a horse for Nancy5.

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

2 Not identified

3 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, home of the Roberts family who were also referred to by Dr Muir as the ‘Wellwooders’

4 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), and her children John Stewart ‘Jock’ Roberts (1904-1950), Stewart Muir ‘Little Stewart’ Roberts (1908-2003) and George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005)

5 John Roberts junior ‘Jack’ (1876-1966); mill owner and Provost of Selkirk, husband of Nancy above

[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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