1 December 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Got War Stock Divvies [dividends] = £40 10 6. Was able to cycle to Mackay, Ettrickhaugh Road, Beechwood + in town + later to Hospital + Pinegrove. Roads softer today but quite rideable. At Beechwood met Miss Colville’s1 lawyer Mr Perrie2 [sic] who knows both J G Smith + Eddy Miller3. My cough + expectoration very troublesome.

1 Miss Jemima Colville (1857-1932) was the tenant at Beechwood Villa, Selkirk 1911-1919 but died at the Crichton Institute, Dumfries (she was also a private patient there on the night of the 1991 Census); she was the daughter of David Colville (d.1908), provision merchant later iron and steel manufacturer employing 460 workers, and Janet Colville née Barr [Valuation Rolls and Statutory BMDs]

2 Pirie & Stewart, writers, of St Vincent Street, Glasgow, trustees of the late David Colville

3 Edward Caird ‘Eddie’ Miller (1864-1927), iron and steel founder

[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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