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

Dull foggy day: mist at times dense. [Wind] N. to E. Saw a couple of cases + went to morning service with Nancy1. A Salvation Army officer took the service + gave a sketch of the Social work of the S.A. Saw Miss Dunn2 + Miss Hall3 after. Was not out again. Nancy, Mrs Geo. Roberts4, Barbara5, David + Norah6 came to supper.

1 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter

2 Miss Dunn is not identified

3 Assume Janet Hall (c.1846-1930), spinster, Proprietor Occupier of a house at 3 Heath Park, Selkirk [1920 Valuation Roll]

4 Sarah Elizabeth Roberts née Sclater (1860-), widow of George Roberts (c.1842-1910), tweed manufacturer

5 Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996), one of Dr Muir’s granddaughters

6 Dr David Charteris Graham (1889-1963), medical practitioner and his wife Norah Campion Graham née West (1887-1971)

[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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