8 December 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Some frost this morning which did not hold. Helen went with Mrs Mackintosh1 to visit Mrs Simpson2. I motored to Riddell. Found Mark Sprot3 rather better but a lot of fine erepititions at both bases. Then after tea I went to Oakwood. Attended meeting of Visiting Committee at Hospital at 12.15. to arrange about gardener + “economical management”. I brought the Omega stoves to their notice + the painting of the [illegible]. Went to the Picture House with Barb.4 to see funeral procession of the Unknown Warrior.

1 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk

2 Assume Margaret ‘Maggie’ Simpson née Watson (1857-1939), sister of Mrs Agnes Mackintosh

3 Mark Sprot (1881-1946), landowner and army officer, of Riddell, Lilliesleaf, 1920 Valuation Roll

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

[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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