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

No frost but a cold, dull day, no rain. S.E. [wind]. My pain rather better but still bad enough to prevent cycling. I walked to Faldonside + got back at 2.30. Miss D1. improving very slowly. Nice letter from Guy2. He has been staying with Annie Muir3 at Stravon + attending the funeral of her sister Aimie, Mrs Hamilton4, who died last week at her son’s house in Roslin! Helen + I dined at Dandswall with the Thorburns5 + found them very nice.

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 Gavin Struthers ‘Guy’ Muir (1846-1927), Dr Muir’s brother

3 Anne ‘Annie’ Muir (c.1839-date), as below, siblings Francis, Amelia (see below) and Charlotte – assume their father John Muir was Dr Muir’s uncle

4 Amelie ‘Aimie’ Hamilton nee Muir (date-1920), daughter of John Muir (d.1852), draper, and Charlotte Muir née Fleming (d.1878, Avondale), widow of William Hamilton, farmer, died 12 October 1920, aged 70, at Stanley Lodge, Roslin, usual residence Loganbank, Strathavon, Lanarks

5 Malcolm Murray Thorburn and Mary Alison Thorburn née Brodie, married 1916; Thorburn (1889-1977), manufacturer, was tenant occupier at Dandswall, Shawpark Road, Selkirk, 1920 Valuation Roll and was the son of William Thorburn (1847-1926), tweed manufacturer, and Isabella Thorburn née Murray (1858-1942), the family lived at Craigerne Lodge, Peebles, 1891 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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