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

Greenhead, Peat Law +c all white + a sprinkling of snow on Tennis Green but it all disappeared: no doubt it will be lying on the higher hills. There was some rain at night. No sunshine. Wind S.E. to N.E. very slight. Had a very busy day = 4 town cases + then home + motored to Beechwood, Philipburn, Cannon Street + Ettrickhaugh Road. Finished making out the quarterly accounts. Did not go to church. H. + D.1 lunched at Elmpark2 + Mrs Mack3 supped here.

1 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963) and Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), Dr Muir’s third and youngest daughters

2 Elmpark, Scott’s Place, Selkirk

3 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), ever-generous friend of the Muir family

[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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