11 January 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A cold slushy day with some rain but tending to frost at night. Roads heavy but quite motorable. Saw Crissie Hope1, Mrs Miller + Mrs And. Johnstone, the Glebe2 + motored to Yair + then to Scaurneuk where there was a message to see Mrs Geddes3. She had a little Bronchitis. I still had some indigestion + ate sparingly. Supped on porridge. Helen [Muir] at forenoon service but neither of us went at night.

1 Assume Christina Mathieson ‘Chrissy’ Hope (1893-1964) scholar, later millworker, born and living at Hill Street, Selkirk, 1901 and 1911 Census; daughter of John Simon Hope, master bootmaker, and Euphemia Hope née Macbeth, married 1878, Edinburgh – she later married John Peacock Dodds, butcher

2 Not identified

3 Assume Margaret Geddes née Graham (about 1855-?), a Feuar’s wife living at Scaurneuk, Yarrow, 1911 Census with her daughters Grace Gray Geddes and Helen Geddes, her mother Grace Graham and her sister-in-law Janet Geddes; daughter of Robert Graham, ploughman, and Grace Graham, she had married John Geddes, shepherd, 26 March 1880 at North Sinton, Ashkirk

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]

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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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