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

Strong W wind all night had caused most of the snow to vanish + before dark none was visible about the town. In spite of or perhaps because of my supper of porridge I had my dyspeptic pain + could take hardly any breakfast but improved + at dinner took some rice soup + cornflour. I saw a few town cases + at 2.30 D. [David] came up + we arranged certain fees. I got some accounts made out. Helen + Nancy1 + all the kids2 went to tea with Jessie Boyd [Faldonside].

1 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s daughter and wife of John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior and Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963); Dr Muir’s second and third daughters respectively

2 The Roberts family children, Dr Muir’s only grandchildren, Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’, John ‘Jock’, Louisa Jane, Stewart Muir and George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts

[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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