1 May 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Lovely May Day: sunny + warm with more cloud than yesterday, Friday. Saw a few town cases walking + went to Communion. Sat in my own pew as I was not required. Mr Connor a friend of Ross1 preached. Was also at evening service when his text was “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ”2. David3 came up in afternoon + we went over the cases. Mrs [illegible]4 came to supper. Helen5 lunched at Elmpark6. Dunlop7 very kindly sent me a lot of gulls eggs.

1 The Reverend Andrew Ross (1871-1942), Church of Scotland minister

2 “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes …” Romans 1:16

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

4 The Editor would be pleased to hear suggestions about this name

5 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper

6 Elmpark, Selkirk had been the home of Mrs Mackintosh who had flitted but it is not (yet) clear whether she has moved back

7 Assume Charles Walter Dunlop (1846-1922), merchant, of Whitmuirhall, Selkirk; just conceivably Charles Bertram Dunlop (1877-1956), his son, but he was born in Yorkshire and even as late as the 1939 England and Wales Register he is still living there

[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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