1 March 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Cold, dull, windy but dry day. At the house gave Tom Scott1, Mavisbank, gas + Dav2. excised his right tonsil. Saw 4 walking + then motored to Oakhurst3, Dunsdale, Lewenshope Cottages, Oakwood4 + Oakwoodmill getting back at 2.40. Was not out again. Got letter from Pat.5 of date Jan.

Helen6 was at Wellwood7 at a meeting about the girl guides.

1 Not identified, there were a number of Scott households at Mavisbank at this time

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

3 John S Nichol, mill manager, was Tenant Occupier of Oakhurst, Viewfield Park, Selkirk, [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/170, Selkirk Burgh, page 170 of 644]

4 Dr Muir was making repeated visits to Simon Linton at Oakwood around this time

5 Patrick Rodger Stewart ‘Pat’ Muir (1879-1961), Dr Muir’s only son, living in New Zealand since 1902

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

7 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk was the home of Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter, and her family

[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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