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

David looked in. The poor chap had to go to Caverslee1 [sic] late at night.

Delightful day. Went to see Miss Dunn2 at Melrose + take a run after but was kept till after 2 by Mrs Malkin (Jean Christy) who had her 3rd, a fine boy3. Saw town cases walking + cycling. Wrote Jean4 proposing getting a girl here to help her. Mrs [illegible] called about her father5. Dav.6 is to see him.

1 Caverslea, Kirkhope

2 Hyndmer Rutherford ‘Miss’ Dunn (about 1843-1922), daughter of John Dunn, chemist & druggist, and Hyndmer Rutherford Dunn née Hewat, brother of Thomas ‘Tom’ Dunn (about 1844-1921); Tenant Occupier of a house at 13 High Street, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/113, Selkirk Burgh, page 113 of 644]

3 Frank Malkin (1921-2005), born 13 May 1921 at 21 Market Place, Selkirk; he was the son of Joseph Frank Malkin, motor mechanic, and Jeannie Clark Malkin née Christie who had married 14 October 1916 at Selkirk [birth, 1921, 778/ 53, Selkirk and parents’ marriage 1916, 778/ 19, Selkirk]

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

5 Not identified

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

[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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