9 April 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Another fair day : duller at night. Slight E. wind. Very little doing. Cycled to Mill Street + Faldonside, Jessie Boyd1 improving: message to Mrs Simpson, Wellwood2. Called at Elmpark to tell Mrs Mc [Mackintosh3] that Jessie Boyd would take her cat. Made out some accounts. Message to see James Johnstone’s wife, Crook Cottages [Over Kirkhope]. Left at 6.55 + got back at 9.30 in D’s car. Helen at a dance at Sims.

1 Jessie Milne Brack Boyd (1867-1961), of Faldonside, plantswoman and gardener

2 Assume the housekeeper, otherwise unidentified; Wellwood is Dr Muir’s daughter’s home

3 Agnes Mackintosh, née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk

[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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