1 January 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A most delightful mild dry day with a S.W. wind. Jean + Pike1 had breakfast in bed + we didn’t have it till 9. The year has opened very quickly as far as work is concerned. Stewart2 was ill with a temp. + I saw him + 7 others walking + then cycled to Faldonside where I made a very pleasant call. Jean + Pike went to Lauriston for tea. Jack, Nancy, Barbara + Jock3 came to dinner. We had turkey + mince pies + a bottle of “Lang”. Very pleasant evening + a great comfort to be all together on the old friendly footing. The hounds were at Riddell. Jack, Jock + Tim were there4. The fox crossed Ale [Water] 4 times.

1 Frederick Charles Pike and Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir, see diary entry for 31 December 1920

2 Assume Stewart Muir ‘Little Stewart’ Roberts (1908-2003), one of Dr Muir’s grandsons

3 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir with two of their their children Andrina Barbara Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Thwigg and John Stewart ‘Jock’ Roberts

4 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior and two of his sons John Stewart ‘Jock’ Roberts and George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

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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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