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

Sunshine + showers in pretty equal proportions: fine evening: glass falling. Motored round town. Got Bella1 over to Viewfield as it was getting too much for Dora2. Her temp. rose to 105o after she went but it was entirely nervous + fell to 99.4 at 7. Letter from Helen3: wrote her. Agnes Logan4 wrote offering a visit but I had to put her off. Letter from Mrs Thomson5, Ramsaycleuch, about Mrs Hope6: replied. Did some posting of June [accounts].

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

2 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter

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

4 Assume the daughter of Alexander Stuart Logan, advocate & Sheriff of Forfarshire and Agnes Logan née Greig, thus Dr Muir’s cousin

5 Possibly Nettie Thomson who was a witness at the marriage of Robert Hope and Janet Hamilton – see footnote 6

6 Robert Hope, shepherd, and Janet Hamilton, domestic servant, both of West Buccleuch, married 5 March 1920 at Ettrick Manse

[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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