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

A cold, but dry, calm day. Was kept fairly busy. Cycled to Heathpark, South Port &c, Green, Lauriston (Jenny Smith1), Yarrow Mill, Faldonside (Low + High) + Hospital getting back a little after 2. Saw a man Herkes2 from Philiphaugh Sawmill. Had tea. Called at Viewfield. Boylan3 + Mrs Mack4 came to tea with Dora [Muir]. At 5 had to go to an accident at Thirladean Lodge, child Moody5, cycled there. Had busy consultation hour + after dinner was called down to Mrs Nichol6, Yarrow Terrace.

1 Jenny Locke Smith (1882-1952), daughter of Thomas Smith, tweed manufacturer, and Katie Smith née Locke

2 There was a Peter Herkes at Kirkhope [1920 Valuation Roll]

3 John Dun Boylan (1850-1924), civil engineer and sometime resident of Shawpark, Selkirk

4 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk

5 Thomas Moodie was at a cottage at East Lodge, Philiphaugh [1920 Valuation Roll]

6 Assume Annie Nichol née Scott, wife of Alexander Nichol, millworker, who was at 9a Yarrow Terrace 1920 VR; if this assumption is correct the couple had married 17 March 1911 at Hook’s Temperance Hotel, Selkirk

[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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