1 February 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A terrific gale raged all night + all day from W.S.W. with some blasts of rain. It was quite fresh however + no snow was visible on the hills. I got to morning service at which a young clergyman, a Mr Ross officiated. I expected a quiet afternoon but at 1.30 got a message to Mrs Barton1, Oakwoodmill. Motored up. Finished the day book for Feb. + got all paid accounts marked out. Norah G2. had tea with Helen [Muir]. Jack3 called. Nancy4 in bed. Wind howling at 11 when I went to bed.

1 Rebecca or Rebekah Monti Garden Barton née Grant (1867-1932), wife of Andrew Barton, farmer, was at Oakwoodmill Farmhouse [1901 Census], she was born at Moulin, Perthshire, they had married at Stirling and their older children has been born in Stirlingshire and Perthshire

2 Norah Campion Graham née West (1887-1971), wife of Dr David Charteris Graham (1889-1963), medical practitioner

3 John Roberts junior ‘Jack’ (1876-1966), mill owner and Provost of Selkirk, later knighted “for political and public services in Selkirk”

4 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s daughter and wife of John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (above)

[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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