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

Just a sensation of snow lying on the bare garden plots but not on the grass. Sharp N.W. wind but a drying one + sunny most of the day. Was twice at church + Helen1 went with me this morning. The Musical Assoc. sang anthems + some things from [The] Messiah. Saw a few town cases only. Miss Dunn2 not so well + her speech very bad. Helen went with Jack + Nancy3 to the [illegible] at Easter Lilliesleaf. Nancy, Barbara4, David, Norah5 + Mr West6 came to supper.

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

2 Hyndmer Rutherford ‘Miss’ Dunn (about 1843-1922), daughter of John Dunn, chemist & druggist, and Hyndmer Rutherford Dunn née Hewat, brother of Thomas ‘Tom’ Dunn (about 1844-1921); Tenant Occupier of a house at 13 High Street, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/113, Selkirk Burgh, page 113 of 644]

3 John ‘Jack’ Roberts and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir, Dr Muir’s son-in-law and daughter

4 Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Thwigg (1902-1996), daughter of ‘Jack’ and Nancy Roberts (above)

5 Dr David Charteris Graham (1889-1963), medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s co-partner, and Norah Campion Graham née West (1887-1971)

6 This almost certainly refers to Norah Campion Graham’s recently widowed father John Thomas West (about 1855-1942), whose wife Louisa Marion West née Drew (about 1861-1920) had died 13 November 1920

[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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