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

Change to cold weather again. N.W. wind + a few flakes of snow but a good deal of sunshine. Saw a town list of 13 + got to the accounts at 1 + finished them at 10.30 p.m. Bella1 still in bed but rather better. Mousey2 working away like a Trojan except when she paid a visit to the dentist. Louise + Stewart3 came to say good bye [sic] before going back to school. Fed them on chocolates.

1 Isabella ‘Bella’ Paulin (1873-), Dr Muir’s housekeeper

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and housekeeper

3 Louisa Jane ‘Louise’ Roberts (1906-1982) and Stewart Muir Roberts (1908-2003), two of Dr Muir’s grandchildren

[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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