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

I was knocked up at 4.15 this morning to attend Mrs Neil, Whitmuir1. The child was born just as I arrived + I got back before 6. It was frightfully cold with a N.W. cutting wind. In the afternoon there was snow but it was on the whole dry + sunny. David2 went off to Duddingston3 in the afternoon motoring. I motored to Middlestead, Bluecairn + Linglie Cottages. Went to performance of … at night. We went before 7 + got good seats in Gallery but did not get out till 10.30 after which I had to go to see Mrs Walker, Curror Street.

1 Agnes Grey Neil, born 14 April 1921, the daughter of Adam Grey Neil, forester and joiner, and Christina Neil née Scott, married 4 April 1919 at Oxnam [1921, 778/ 32, Selkirk and 1919, 802/A 1, Oxnam]

2 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner; it is worth commenting that around this date Dr Muir switched to calling his co-partner David instead of the previous ‘Dav.’

3 Dr Graham had been called up to the 4th K.O.S.B. and had to report to Duddingston, see diary entry for 13 April 1921

[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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