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

David at Dryhope at a confinement last night. I half thought of taking a run to Peebles as I was going the length of Caddonfoot to see Mrs Stenhouse1 but I was too late getting away + stopped this side of Thorneylee2. Saw there in the haugh a motor plough working. Got back to tea at 3. Nancy took Dora3, Mrs Mackintosh4 + Mrs Milne5 to Innerleithen while she went on to Peebles. It was not so cold today. The wind at first W. went back to N.W. It was sunny all day + no rain to speak of.

1 Thomas Stenhouse, coachman, was “Inhabitant Occupier not rated” at Allanlea Lodge, Caddonfoot, 1920 Valuation Roll, his wife was Christina and they had been there since at least 1911 [Census]

2 Thornielee, between the Nest and Holylee at grid reference NGR NT412,363

3 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948) and Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), two of Dr Muir’s daughters

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

5 Mary Lee Davis Milne née Bowden (c.1873-1948), sometime cook with Scottish Women’s Hospitals, living at Bridgeheugh, 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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