3 October 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Strong cold S.E. wind but dry up till 7 when it rained. David + Norah1 left to visit Miss Beust2: Norah going on to London from Carlisle tomorrow + Dav. to see Louise3 at Brampton near where she is at school. I had almost nothing to do + was twice at Church: …. Services. A Mr Watt preaching splendidly + the choir singing an anthem. Helen + I supped at Wellwood + after getting home I had to go down to see Mrs Paterson4, Ettrick Road.

1 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner, and his wife Norah Campion Graham née West (1887-1971)

2 Alexina Margaret Buist (1853-1936), the tenant of Viewfield prior to Dr Muir’s purchase who moved to Fergushill, a Victorian Gothic Revival house at Kirklinton, Cumberland

3 Louisa Jane ‘Louise’ Roberts (1906-1982), Dr Muir’s granddaughter

4 Mrs Alison Paterson, widow, was at 3 Ettrick Road around this time (though this could refer to a wife of James Paterson, gardener, who was at 4 Ettrick Road) [1920 Valuation Rolls]

[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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