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

Markedly colder + a stiffish S.W. wind but no fall but it looked like snow. There was a touch of hoar frost in the morning but fresh after. David1 went to Ed.[inburgh] to see an operation on Mrs Wright2. I saw a few cases walking + motored to Beechwood (out), Hangingshaw (laundry maid), Shielshaugh (Mrs Brockie3), Lindean + in afternoon to Kirklea (Miss Edwards the governess). My Dyspepsia rather better. Helen + Nancy4 were over at Levenlea with Agnes Durnford + her baby5.

1 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner

2 Perhaps Isabella Wright née Johnstone (c.1874-1923), wife of Andrew Johnstone, tailor’s cutter

3 Annie Brockie was Inhabitant Occupier of a house at Shielshaugh, Selkirk, 1920 Valuation Roll

4 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963) and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), two of Dr Muir’s daughters

5 Agnes Watson Durnford née Harper (1888-1976) and her son Stanley John Harper Durnford (1920-1995)

[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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