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

A mild windy dry day. Saw thirteen cases walking. + got some accts made out. Mrs Mackintosh1 motored to call at Faldonside. Helen2 went with her + Jessie Boyd3 got a lift home. Louisa + Stewart4 came to say goodbye. The latter goes back to school at Moffat today with his cousin Geo.5 They are motoring in Charlie’s6 car + Nancy7 is going with them. Louisa goes back tomorrow.

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

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

3 Jessie Milne Brack Boyd (1867-1961), of Faldonside, plantswoman and gardener

4 Louisa Jane ‘Louise’ Roberts (1906-1982), at school near Brampton, Cumberland (see diary entry for 3 October 1920) and Stewart Muir Roberts (1908-2003), two Dr Muir’s grandchildren

5 George Roberts (1907-), son of Charles Henry Roberts (1877-), tweed manufacturer, and Euphemia Cranston Roberts née Greenwood

6 Charles Henry Roberts (1877-), tweed manufacturer

7 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s daughter and wife of John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior

[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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