3 April 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Fine day up till 4.30 when it rained a little. Walked to Linglie Cottage, Glebe Terrace + High Street + went to morning service. A minister from Gala was preaching. In afternoon attended Mrs Archd. Cockburn, Ettrick Road who had her 3rd daughter1. Helen2 went to church in evening + we supped at Wellwood.

1 Agnes McLaren Cockburn, born 3 April 1921, daughter of Archibald Cockburn, woollen warper and sometime trooper in the Lothians & Border Horse, and May Turnbull Cockburn née Buckham, married 12 September 1913 at Selkirk [birth, 1921, 778/36, Selkirk and marriage, 1913, 778/22, Selkirk]; her sisters were Margaret Moffat Cockburn, later Laidlaw (1913-2011) and Helen Foster Cockburn, later Arres (1916-2001)

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

[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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