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

Inclined to drizzle in the forenoon but fine in afternoon + beautiful calm warm evening. Very wet up Ettrick above Tushielaw. Motored to Bridgelands, Heatherlie, Kirkhope Cottages, Kilsyke1, Crook Cottage, Ettrickhall. Got back at 2.20 + at 3.30 motored to Middles + Lilliesleaf. Saw Mrs Dobson2, Forest Road at 5.30. Dined at Elmpark. Dora [Muir] couldn’t go as Bella3 was very ill, T. 103 again. Tina4 + I went.

1 Kilsyke, near Ettrickhall and SE of Hopehouse, estimated grid reference NGR NT275,149

2 Helen Dobson née Hope (c.1859-1920), widow of George Dobson, woollen designer, living at Kirkwood, Forest Road, Selkirk, 1920

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

4 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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