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

Heavy hoar frost but it got quite mild during the day, calm + cloudy, lovely sun rise + sunset. Feeling a little dyspeptic. Motored to Miller1, Fairnilee + Peelburnfoot after seeing Tom Dunn2 (who is no better) + some others. In the afternoon walked to Hall3, Whitmuirhall with Communion card + called for Mrs Neil4, Whitmuir. Distributed Communion cards between 1 + 2. David5 cut down some branches at Viewfield + Baptie6 got a fall off steps on which he was standing.

1 Peter Miller, gamekeeper, was Inhabitant Occupier of a house ‘Robin’s Nest’ on the Fairnilee estate, Caddonfoot [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/309, Selkirk County, page 309 of 611

2 Thomas ‘Tom’ Dunn (c.1844-1921), druggist, chemist and Registrar, of 9 High Street, Selkirk

3 William Hall, dairyman, was Inhabitant Occupier of a cottage at Whitmuir, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/333, Selkirk County, page 333 of 611]

4 Adam Neil, joiner, was Inhabitant Occupier of a house at Whitmuir, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/333, Selkirk County, page 333 of 611]

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

6 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir

[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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rumblingclint

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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