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

Nearly all Dovecot Park cut for hay = 4 ricks up

Less wind today though still N.E. + more sun. It was quite hot at the foot of the garden where we had Miss Waugh1 from Viewfield to tea. I had almost nothing to do except at the Home where the younger Miss Taylor2 has chickenpox. I also saw Mrs Dobson3, Forest Road + Jane Johnstone4. Went to forenoon service with Boyack5.

1 This would be one of the medical staff but she is otherwise unidentified

2 Not identified

3 Assume Helen Dobson née Hope (c.1859-1920), widow of George Dobson, woollen designer, living at Kirkwood, Forest Road, Selkirk, 1920 and died 24 September 1920

4 Assume Jane Pringle Johnston (1868-1920), confectioner, of 14 West Port, Selkirk; the daughter of Alexander Johnstone, tailor and clothier, and Jane Johnstone née Armstrong

5 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

[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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