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

Dry today + a strongish N.W. to S.W. wind, dust flying: after 9 p.m. a little rain. Very little sun. Feeling dyspeptic still + a want of rigour. Jack [Roberts] motored to Buttermere. I saw some town cases cycling + walking. + began posting June [accounts]. Message in afternoon to Jean Currie1, Rockville + at night to Miss Hall2, Heathpark. Dora [Muir] + Tina Patrick3 came at 4. Helen lunched at Elmpark. David [Graham, co-partner] also there.

1 Jane Murray ‘Jean’ Currie (1876-1942), daughter of Robert Currie (c.1847-1923), hosiery manufacturer and Mary Currie née Murray

2 Janet Hall, spinster, was ‘proprietor occupier’ of a house at 3 Heath Park, Selkirk [1920 Valuation Roll]

3 Christina Robertson ‘Tina’ Patrick née Rodger (c.1846-1924), daughter of Peter Rodger (1804-1888), of Selkirk, solicitor and local government official; married David Patrick, solicitor; of Hamilton but at Selkirk, 1901 Census

[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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