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

A warmer day + very pleasant. S.E. to S. [wind], a little rain later at night. Was out by 9.45 + cycled to in town + to PhilipH Stables + Oakwood + afterwards across to Mavisbank, Lilliesleaf + Riddell Lodge. Made 17 town calls + 8 county visits + cycled about 29 miles. H + D1 dined at Elmpark. Barbara2 also there. Got long letter from Willie Rodger3. Pike4 ‘Phoned me that he is going to Colinton Sanatorium. I don’t know how Jean5 will manage by herself.

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

2 Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996), one of Dr Muir’s granddaughter

3 William Brydone ‘Willie’ Rodger (1880-1959), son of George Rodger (about 1843-1885), solicitor, and Isabella Margaret or Maggie Rodger née Brydone; born 27 December 1880, Selkirk, he was later a stockbroker and was at Sevenoaks, Kent in the 1911 Census

4 Frederick Charles Pike (1883-1921), theatrical agent; he had married Dr Muir’s daughter Jean Muir only in 1920 and much to Dr Muir’s disapproval, at Newington, Edinburgh

5 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter

[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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