2 August 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Only a few drops of rain in forenoon, otherwise a nice day. David [Graham] returned this morning. He has put on 8lbs! We went over the causes &c. I saw a town list cycling. Bartie1 improving. Peggy Lockie2 still pretty ill. In afternoon got my fishing things sought out + was disgusted to find that moths had been at some of them. Arranged casts + got Jack’s rod. The Patons3, who have been staying at Lauriston4, came to tea. Letter from Patrick5.

1 James Bartie (c.1845-1921), chartered engineer, County Road Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector

2 Margaret ‘Peggy’ Lockie (1903-), power loom weaver, was suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis

3 Isabella Clementina ‘Isa’ Paton (about 1838-1929) and Marion Agnes Paton (about 1841-1940), the sisters lived in Galashiels but were at Selkirk prior to May 1918

4 Mrs Katie Smith née Locke (c.1854-1934), widow, was at Lauriston, Selkirk, 1920 Valuation Roll

5 Patrick Rodger Stewart ‘Pat’ Muir (1879-1961), Dr Muir’s only son, living in New Zealand since 1902

[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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