15 September 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Saw a few town cases + cycled down to Faldonside getting back in time to meet Charlie Boucher1 + his wife (Martha2) at the 12 train + ran them up to Newark + back by Colin’s Bridge. After lunch Charlie + I walked to the Gala Rigg + they left at 6. Martha is a very bright little Colleen. Charlie I would hardly have known. It was a nice day though rather hazy. Tom + I dined at Whitmuirhall. It was a very clear cold night.

1 Charles James ‘Charlie’ Boucher (1877-1947), distantly related to Dr Muir and his locum in 1902, born Belfast, he was a medical student in Snaith and Cowick, Yorkshire, West Riding in 1901 and returned to Ireland before 1915, to general practice at Donaghcloney, Co. Down

2 Boucher had married Martha Louise Denison in 1911 at Belfast

[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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