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

Dense fog all day + some heavy rain between 2 + 3 + after. Saw 7 town cases + Heather Mill + motored to Riddell to find that Mark1 was out shooting! Road more fearful than ever. Paid some acc to the Burgh Taxes + sent Income Tax by post. Still have Para… account to pay. Bella2 getting up a little but very weak. Helen3 had supper at Viewfield. Dora4 was at Deuchar Mill + Whitehope.

1 Mark Sprot (1881-1946), landowner and army officer was at Middles, Lilliesleaf, 1920 Valuation Roll

2 Isabella ‘Bella’ Paulin (1873-?1952), Dr Muir’s housekeeper

3 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper

4 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter

[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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