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

Still coldish + there had been a little rain but it was fair all day with a dry S.W. wind. Dust flying on Gala Road. Cycled round town + to Beechwood + Philiphaugh Stables in forenoon + to Faldonside in afternoon. Had to go down to Craigview after evening Consultation to see a boy of Willie Johnston1 who had cut his leg. David2 had a busy day just up Ettrick + then to Yair +c. Helen3 went to the Picture House with Barbara4.

1 William R Johnston, mill manager, was Proprietor Occupier of a house ‘Craigview’ 5 Raeburn Place, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Rolls, VR007900012-/188, Selkirk Burgh, page 188 of 644]

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

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

4 Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996)

[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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