4 May 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

The gale has subsided: glass rose rapidly: plenty sunshine: roads dried: still cold. N.W. [wind]. Cycled to Tower Street, Heatherlie, Kilncroft, Bannerfield, Curror Street [and] Forest Road. Put some money to account of self + M & G [Muir and Graham co-partnery]. Gave Jean1 £13 to make up for what she dropped on the sale of her £100 of War Bonds. Dav. [Graham] + me went over his County cards + adjusted mileage. He also talked over arrangements for Viewfield2. Saw Currie3 before dinner, doing well. Dora [Muir] called for Boylan4 + asked him to dinner on Friday.

1 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir, later Pike (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter, opening a cafe in Edinburgh and soon to marry

2 The new nursing home and surgery at Viewfield acquired by the Muir and Graham partnership from Alexina Margaret Buist earlier in 1920

3 Robert Currie (about 1857-1923), hosiery manufacturer

4 John Dun Boylan (1850-1924), civil engineer, acquaintance of Dr Muir, sometime of Shawmount, Selkirk, though he does not appear to have been around Selkirk for a longish period prior to this

[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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