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

As cold as ever but not as much wind + it was therefore bearable. There was a little snow lying in the angle of the hay shed roof this morning. During the day there were a few flakes of snow. I saw some town cases walking + then cycled to Lower + Upper Faldonside + Lindean School + after tea, which I didn’t get till 3.15, I cycled to Whitmuir to see Mrs Neil1 + also took Comm[union] cards to the Halls2 + Harveys3 + voting papers for Alder4. David5 came out tonight till tomorrow.

1 Christina Neil née Scott who had given birth to Agnes Grey Neil on 14 April 1921

2 William Hall, dairyman, Inhabitant Occupier not rated of a cottage at Whitmuir [ibid.]

3 John Lawson Harvey, ploughman, Inhabitant Occupier not rated of a house at Whitmuir [ibid.]

4 Charles Anthony Alder, poultry farmer, was proprietor of a house, land and store at Ladylands [1925 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/542, Selkirk County, page 542 of 611]

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

[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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