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

David [Graham] came up early from Faldonside. He reported Miss Dees1 rather better but when I cycled down at 3 I did not notice much improvement. The roads were frightfully heavy + very bad at Lindean where they are laying the electric cable. It was a delightfully mild sunny day: duller in afternoon + raining at night. Dav. was at Thirlestane2. Helen went to a sewing meeting at Knowepark School3 at night. I called at Wellwood4. Got Day Book filled up for Nov.

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; she had been involved in a car accident near Berrybush while travelling between the Gordon Arms and Tushielaw

2 Thirlestane was home to the Lord Napier and and his wife the Hon. Clarice Jessie Evelyn Napier née Hamilton, Lady Napier

3 Knowepark Public School, Philiphaugh, Selkirk

4 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk was home to Dr Muir’s second daughter Nancy, with her husband Jack Roberts and their children

[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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