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

Jack motored to Moffat taking Stewart to School. Nancy + Frank went with them1. They found they had gone a day too soon + had to bring Stewart back. Helen [Muir] + Harding [Gladys, Helen’s friend] went over to Gala with Barb + Louise2 + saw them off to school. I was called out to Haining Henhouse to see Johnny Laidlaw + found him with appendicitis. David [Graham, co-partner] brought him into Mauldsheugh + operated at 9 p.m. I had Boylan3 to dinner to meet Frank who however was late in returning from Moffat + I had to leave early for the operation.

1 John Roberts junior ‘Jack’ (1876-1966), mill owner and Provost of Selkirk and his wife Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter, Stewart Muir Roberts (1908-2003), one of their sons and Frank Logan Muir (1863-), Dr Muir’s nephew

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and housekeeper and Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Thwigg (1902-1996) and Louisa Jane Roberts (1906-1982), Dr Muir’s granddaughters

3 John Dun Boylan (1850-1924), civil engineer, friend of Dr Muir, sometime resident of Shawmount, Selkirk

[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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