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

Strong S. to S.W. wind blew all day after a wet night + the roads dried so quickly that there was a little dust but the rain came on again in the evening. I saw 8 cases walking + then motored to Faldonside + Black Andro. Mrs James Johnstone1, Crook Cottage has come down there to be nursed by Mrs Moodie’s 1 nurse. Dav. + Norah [Graham] were busy all day at Viewfield. Boylan1 + Isa Paton1 were at tea + the latter also at lunch. Marion1 had a cold + couldn’t come. Had letter from Helen [Muir].

1 Not identified but William Johnstone was at Overkirkhope, 1920 Valuation Roll (Crook Cottage does not appear to have been valued under that name)

1 James Moody, woodman, was at Blackandrew, Selkirk, 1920 Valuation Roll; he had married, 1911, Isabella H Scott, housekeeper, at Viola Cottage, Lilliesleaf

1 John Dun Boylan (1850-1924), civil engineer, acquaintance of Dr Muir, sometime of Shawmount, Selkirk

1 Isabella Clementina ‘Isa’ Paton (about 1838-1929)

1 Marion Agnes Paton (about 1841-1940)

[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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