20 September 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Bitterly cold + snow actually lying on the tennis green + of course on the hill tops. David [Graham, co-partner] attended Mrs Wilson, Fauldshope, Yesterday morning + I motored up to see her. D. came up in the morning + told me what had been going on. He was down one day at Abbotsford seeing some one Crawford who turned out to have known his people in India. Mrs And: [Andrew] Lawson, Knowepark1 called to consult me. She has goitre. Jack + Nancy2 motored home from Troon + arrived at 7.24. Christine Patrick [?] is also here + we have a full house.

1 Knowe Park or Knowepark, Selkirk now the site of a primary school; the house is named on the 25 inch Ordnance Survey Selkirkshire XII.5, published 1860 https://maps.nls.uk/view/74968564and shown unnamed on the 25 inch sheet XII, published 1899 https://maps.nls.uk/view/82905330. Note however that the latter shows Knowepark School at an earlier location nearby

2 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s daughter and wife of John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), Mill owner and Provost of Selkirk, later knighted “for political and public services in Selkirkshire”

[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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