27 March 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

It was fair today but blowing strongly from S. It began to rain about 2 + continued all evening. I cycled round town + out to Buxton. At 5 had to go to Beechwood to see one of the nurses + it was raining heavily. I cycled. There at 8.15 I got a message for Mrs Archibald Johnston1 + walked down. Agnes Durnford + her baby2 arrived at Elmpark. Jack3 motored to Easter Lilliesleaf for eggs + they went on to Hawick + met Barbara4 who came home for Easter.

1 Assume the widow of Archibald Johnstone (about 1842-1914), bookseller, of 24 Market Place, Selkirk

2 Agnes Watson Durnford née Harper (1888-1976) and her baby son Stanley J H Durnford, born 9 March 1920 at 20 Melville Street, Edinburgh, son of Norman Stanley M Durnford, of Stoke Bishop, Bristol, managing director of a limited company, and Agnes Durnford

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

4 Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996)

[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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