12 August 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A bright warm day with strong W wind. Very warm in the sun. Lovely at night + calm with full moon. Message to M Glendinning, Peelburnfoot1 + Jessie Boyd.2Cycled to Greenfoot &c, Bridgelands, Faldonside, Yair, Fairnilee Cottage, Peelburnfoot, Bridge Street + Green [Square ?]. Saw some town cases after tea. Saw Bella Henderson before dinner + thought her sinking.3 Message at 8.50 to Heard, Castle Street4. Got letter from Jean.5 Mrs McIntosh sent me a square of honey + some eggs.6 Wrote about petrol + felt handles for bike.

1 Michael Glendinning, retired farmer, of Peelburnfoot, Caddonfoot parish [1919 Valuation Roll] and formerly the tenant at Williamhope [1905 V.R.]; he died at Peelburnfoot, 19 April 1922, death certified by Dr J S Muir M.B. – he was the son of William Glendinning, shepherd, and Alison Glendinning née Scott and widower of Euphemia Riddle

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

3 Isabella ‘Bella’ Henderson (about 1862-1919), unmarried woollen winder, died 13 August 1919, aged 57, at Forest Road, Selkirk

4 Walter Heard, soldier, was tenant at 45 Castle Street, Selkirk, in 1919 Valuation Roll

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

6 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk, whose home was known by Dr Muir as ‘the Magic Cave’ on account of her generosity

[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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