10 June 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Kept my bed all day and did some correspondence + books. Saw a boy Armstrong from Cannon Street with a sprained wrist. Bella1 was ill too so Mousey2 had a fairly busy day looking after us. The sky was Clouded + Gray + the sun never came through. There was the same cold N.E. wind. Wrote Eva McClure3 asking them for the 3rd to 10th July.

1 Isabella ‘Bella’ Paulin (1873-), Dr Muir’s housekeeper

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter, sometime housekeeper

3 Jessie Evelyn Ramsay ‘Eva’ McClure née Hotson, wife of Alexander Logan ‘Sandy’ McClure (c.1860-1932), Advocate and sometime Sheriff of Argyle; they lived at 16 Heriot Row, Edinburgh

[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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