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

Dense fog. It continued raining up till 2 p.m. Very dull, damp + cheerless. Very little to do. Motored to Dovecot, Curror Street + Faldonside. Miss D.1 not making progress. Got a beginning at the monthly accounts. Helen had a letter from Dora2. One of the Webbs3 has died.

1 Phyllis Mary ‘Fiff’ Dees (1899-1920), daughter of Robert Irwin Dees (1872-1923) and Edith Mary Boileau Dees née Henderson, the new (1920) tenants at Faldonside

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s housekeeper, and Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse; they were Dr Muir’s third and youngest daughters respectively

3 Isabella Reid Webb, fundholder, died 23 September 1920 at 11 Priestfield Road, Newington, Edinburgh, aged 57, of encephalitis, born 1863 at Aberdeen, she was the daughter of Edward Webb, hatter, and Eliza Webb née Goldsmith; she and her unmarried brothers and sisters had been at that address since at least the 1911 Census

[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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