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

A better day: less wind: more sun + no rain. Tina1 left at 11 with Mrs Mackintosh2. Said goodbye to her at the Station on my way cycling from Ettrickhaugh Road. Went on to Bridgelands + back by Mavisbank. Went to Viewfield. Jane Johnstone3 leaves today + there will only be 4 remaining [?] besides the Taylors4, another of whose daughters has arrived. After tea had to go down to see Mr Bartie5 + had to help his daughter clean him up + change him . Was in the house from 3 till 5 + Dora [Muir] went out with Barbara6. Pulled some lovely roses.

1 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.

2 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk, aka ‘the Magic Cave’

3 Unidentified

4 Unidentified

5 James Bartie (c.1845-1921), chartered engineer, county road surveyor and sanitary inspector

6 Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996)

[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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