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

Sharp dry day. The river was a fuller [sic] today as there must have been heavy rain in the hills. It was pretty sunny all day. Motored first to Bleachfield Road +c, Oakwood, Howford Cottage + Beechwood, Bridge Street. Then to Whitmuir + Lilliesleaf + finally to Peelburnfoot. David1 came over to stay till Monday. I had a busy day + a lot of people at night. Got a letter from Mrs Baptie (Molly Inglis2) from Cape Town.

1 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner who had been away from Selkirk because of the emergency caused by the strike threatened for 15 April 1921,

2 Mary J ‘Molly’ Inglis of Forest Road, Selkirk had married James Armstrong Baptie, hardware merchant, of Orange Grove, Bridge Street, Cape Town, South Africa on 20 July 1911 at Darling’s Regent Hotel, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, officiating minister the Reverend Andrew Ross of the Lawson Memorial Church, Selkirk

[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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