12 July 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Still unsettled + showery. Sandy + Eva1 left at 11.1. H. [Helen Muir] + I walked down to the station with them + saw them off. They were laden with gifts from the Magic Cave2 + flowers from Wellwood3. Came round by Dunsdale, Hospital &c + then saw David [Graham] dress Mrs Wright + Mrs Nichol + Bessie Murray at Viewfield. In afternoon motored first to Middles4 + Lilliesleaf (where I called to see Mark Woodger about his wife’s death5) + then to Peelburnfoot (Michael Glendinning6) + Caddonfoot (Mrs Stenhouse7).

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

2 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk, whose Home was known by Dr Muir as ‘the Magic Cave’

3 Wellwood was the home of John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948) and their children Andrina Barbara Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Thwigg (1902-1996), John Stewart ‘Jock’ Roberts (1904-1950), Louisa Jane Roberts (1906-1982), Stewart Muir ‘Little Stewart’ Roberts (1908-2003) and George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005)

4 Major Mark Sprot was at Middles, Lilliesleaf

5 Jane Woodger née Corbett, wife of Mark Sprot Woodger had died earlier in 1920 at Lilliesleaf

6 Michael Glendinning (d.1922), farmer, formerly of Williamhope and later at Peelburnfoot, Caddonfoot, Clovenfords

7 Thomas Stenhouse and his wife Christina Stenhouse née Brown lived at Allanlea, Caddonfoot, Selkirkshire, 1920 Valuation Roll

[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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