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

Dull morning with a sensation of damp but a lovely afternoon. Wind still E.N.E. Just slight: clear sky at night. I sat at the accounts all day only going out at 5 to see Miss Dunn1 + Stenhouse2, Wellwood. David3 had a second confinement at the Home last night = a Mrs [blank] from [blank]. Louisa5 came home today + came up with a speck in her eye.

1 Hyndmer Rutherford ‘Miss’ Dunn (about 1843-1922), daughter of John Dunn, chemist & druggist

2 William Wilson Stenhouse (1872-1961), gardener and chauffeur at Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk; born Traquair, married Alice B Welsh 1900 at Selkirk, died Galashiels

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

4 This event is not yet identified

5 Louisa Jane ‘Louise’ Roberts, later Rutherford (1906-1982), Dr Muir’s granddaughter, at school in Cumberland

[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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