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

Shot a Jackdaw in spare bedroom which had come down the chimney

A delightful day sunny and mild. Wind slight E. + then S.E. Very little doing. Made 6 town calls + cycled to Linglie Cottages (Janet Dryden1), Fairnilea (Nest), Peelburnfoot + home via Sunderland Hall + Curror Street. Finished posting March [accounts] into ledger. Arranged some accounts – I find my outlay at Viewfield on counting what I dropped by the sale of War Stock amounts to £53-9-0. Helen2 went over again to Ovenscloss to the Girl Guides class. Letter from Guy3 to which I replied.

1 Janet Dryden is unidentified, though Janet Dryden aged 36 was at Curror Street, Selkirk, 1911 Census

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

3 The Reverend Gavin Struthers ‘Guy’ Muir (1846-1927), Dr Muir’s brother

[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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