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

Dull misty morning. Sunny forenoon: heavy rain + hail at 1 – pretty local – Yarrow Show. Helen went with Nancy1. Tom Alexander2 left this morning. David [Graham] had to go last night to Deloraine hope [sic]3 + he went again this morning + on to Borthwickbrae to shoot. I motored to Yarrowford and Faldonside + was in the house in afternoon till 5 when I walked to Smedheugh to find Mrs Dagg4 had gone to see me but she never turned up.

1 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963) and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), two of Dr Muir’s daughters

2 Not identified

3 Delorainehope, Kirkhope, grid reference NGR NT341,187

4 Elizabeth Malcolm Dagg née Gardiner (1886-1927), whose husband Alexander Dagg (1885-1920), farmer, had died by drowning on 26 July 1920 at the Moss Pond, Smedheugh Farm, Selkirk; she died at Cathcart, Glasgow in 1927

[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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