6 February 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Another dull sunless day, no frost + occasional drizzle. Helen1 stayed last night at Elmpark2 + I lunched there and supped at Wellwood3 where Helen + Mrs Mack also were. Walked some town cases + out to Haining Henhouse4 in forenoon. Went to evening service.

Wind S.E.

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

2 Elm Park, Selkirk, home of Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), ‘Mrs Mack’

3 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, home of Dr Muir’s daughter Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir, her husband John Roberts junior and their children Andrina Barbara Henderson ‘Barbara’, John Stewart ‘Jock’, Louisa Jane, Stewart Muir ‘Little Stewart’ and George Edward ‘Tim’

4 Henhouse, Selkirk, grid reference NGR NT469,271, on the south west edge of the Haining estate

[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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