7 November 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A mild day: dull but dry, a little rain in forenoon. I had a lot of coughing last night. Motored to Goslaw Green, Curror Street, Faldonside + Hospital + got back before the Church came out. Was in town all the rest of the day till night when I went to Faldonside again. Phyllis1 very low + apathetic passing urine and faeces involuntarily + unconsciously. No sickness. Helen2 went to Moffat with Nancy3 to see Stewart + Jock4. They got back rather late for supper having had tyre trouble near the Gordon [Arms]. Mrs Mackintosh5 came also. Wrote Pat6, Guy7 + Stewart8.

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 third daughter

3 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter and wife of John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior

4 John ‘Jock’ Roberts (1904-1950) and Stewart Muir Roberts (1908-2003), two of Dr Muir’s grandchildren

5 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946) of Elmpark, Selkirk

6 Patrick Rodger Stewart ‘Pat’ Muir (1879-1961), Dr Muir’s only son, living in New Zealand since 1902

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

8 Not identified

[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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