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

Fair weather continues. Today there was scarcely a cloud in the sky all day. At 9.15 gave boy Turnbull1, R.C. School chlor[oform] and extracted teeth. Then I cycled via Goslaw Green, Sloebank, Dunsdale Road + Buccleuch Road to Beechwood + Oakwood + at 2.15 motored to Lilliesleaf, Riddell N Lodge, Kirklea + Dryden getting back at 5.30. There was a gathering of Ogilvies at Kirklea2. David3 came this evening + cycled over to Yair. Helen + Nancy4 to Faldonside + had tea with Jessie Boyd5.

1 Not identified

2 Kirklea, Ashkirk was the home of William Henry ‘W H’ or ‘Will’ Ogilvie (1869-1963), poet, author, journalist and one of Australia’s great Bush poets, and his wife Katherine Margaret ‘Madge’ Ogilvie née Scott Anderson (1879-1965)

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

4 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948) and Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s second and third daughters

5 Jessie Milne Brack Boyd (1867-1961), of Faldonside, plantswoman and gardener

[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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