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

Rained almost incessantly but very quietly: there was no wind to speak of. Saw 3 cases + went to forenoon service. Dav Boyack1 went to Church with me in the morning + with Dora at night. The town was very quiet. Said goodbye to Mr Taylor2, Viewfield, who leaves for Jamaica tomorrow. Wrote Jean + Helen [Muir].

1 Miss Boyack was a friend of Dora’s who stayed with the Muirs from 3rd to 31st August 1920; perhaps they knew one another from wartime nursing (she went on a number of Dr Muir’s calls and assisted on at least one occasion) but she is otherwise unidentified

2 Not identified at either Viewfield or Viewfield Place

[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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rumblingclint

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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