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

Lovely morning + fine all forenoon with stiffish W wind. Duller towards evening+ inclined to drizzle at night. Helen1 went with Jack + Nancy to the the Point to Point at Melkington2 beyond Cornhill, where Jack was running his horse “Jock”. I cycled first to Fairnilea Lodge + Nest + called to say “….” to Mrs Dubs3. Came home + had my tea at 1.30 + then cycled to Deuchar Mill, Yarrow Manse + Lewenshope. Helen + I dined at Mauldsheugh.

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

2 Dr Muir’s son-in-law and daughter Jack and Nancy Roberts had been out to Melkington, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, grid reference NGR NT873,411 on the 21 March 1921 too, on that occasion with their eldest daughter Barbara

3 This entry finally establishes precisely when Margaret Forsyth Dubs, formerly Smith, née Arthur (1853-1935) moved to her new house ‘Woodbourne’ at Wemyss Bay, Inverkip, Renfrewshire; she had married, 2ndly, 1909 at Blythswood, Frank Albert Dubs (1860-1920), retired engineer, around the time that he moved from Glasgow to Yair Mansion, Caddonfoot, Selkirkshire

[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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