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

Wet till midday + fair after. Colder S.W. Saw a dozen town cases. Message to Amos1 + Short2, Crosslee which David did. I pottered at the books, chiefly trying to find out if Dav. had given me 3/- for Mrs Brown, Kirkwynd. Some accounts being paid. Letter from Jean [Muir]. She wants away + can’t get. Helen + Nancy called at Levenlea3 about the baby clothes. Got an Ayr paper pictures of Rennie4 + an account of the 70th anniversary of his ministry.

1 Perhaps Walter Amos, roadman, at Quave Burn Cottage, Chapelhope [Valuation Roll 1920]

2 Assume Walter Short, ploughman, at Crosslee [Valuation Roll 1920]

3 John Harrison junior, manufacturer, was Proprietor at Levenlea, Selkirk [Valuation Roll 1920]

4 The Reverend James Rennie (1826-1924), Church of Scotland minister and Dr Muir’s brother in law; widower of Catherine Stewart Muir

[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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