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

A few crocuses showing colour in front

Fine weather continues + roads mostly excellent. Saw a town list of 10 cycling + went on via Rink to Peelburnfoot calling for Mrs Miller1, the Nest on my way back. Did not feel as fagged as on Saturday my dyspepsia having gone. Helen + Nancy2 walked to Half Crown Corner3. Helen stayed at Elmpark4 last night + ate 3 eggs for her breakfast!

1 Marion Millar née Baird (1876-), born Carnwath, Lanarks, married, June 1904, Forth, Lanarks, Peter Millar (about 1879-), gamekeeper; children Walter Millar (1905-) and Alexander Baird Millar (1906-); they appear to have been living at ‘Robin’s Nest’, Caddonfoot between about 1904 and 1925 [Source: 1904 to 1925 Valuation Rolls]

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963) and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s third daughter/sometime housekeeper and second daughter respectively

3 Halfcrown Corner, ENE of Selkirk, grid reference NGR NT501,296; visible (but not named) on Ordnance Survey 6” Selkirkshire Sheet XII.NW, revised 1897, published, 1900, where the track from Faldonside Moor reaches the road from Glenwhilt

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

[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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