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

A fine day up till 2 O’Clock when it drizzled + rained on into night. I motored in the forenoon to Bowhill to see Lady Mary1 + allowed her to hunt + then to Newark School and back to Yarrow Terrace, Glebe Terrace + Ashybank. Intended cycling to N Synton but the rain came in + I had to motor. Helen + Barbara2 motored to the Meet at Lilliesleaf. David3 came back from London this morning + motored with Chas. Roberts4 to the International Rugby match at Ed.5

1 Lady Mary Theresa Montagu Douglas Scott, later Cecil (1904-1984)

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963) and Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper and his eldest granddaughter respectively

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

4 Assume Charles Henry ‘Charlie‘ Roberts (1877-), tweed manufacturer

5 Scotland v England Five Nations match at Inverleith, Edinburgh, 19 March 1921

[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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