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

Dull day with occasional drizzle but fair in evening. Coldish WNW. Cycled in town Curror Street, Dunsdale, Oakwood, Bluecairn, Philiphaugh Stables, Beechwood + in afternoon cycled down to Melrose + saw Miss Dunn1 who is staying with her old nurse Miss Galbraith2 at the Waverley Temp[erance] Hotel3. Her cousin Miss Crawford4 who died recently has left her £300. David5 has heard that his weekend leaves are to be discontinued.

1 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]

2 Not identified

3 The Waverley Temperance Hotel, Channel Street / Market Square, Galashiels

4 Not identified

5 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner had been staying away for periods of time as part of a mobilisation that stretched back to the time of the miners’ lockout and ‘Black Friday’ 15 April 1921

[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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