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

Had a good sleep + felt quite fit this morning. Message to Cramalt so I started early + cycled to Curror Street, Tait’s Hill, Riddell Lodge + Lilliesleaf getting back a little before 1. Had some lunch + motored to Cramalt (seeing six town cases going), Quave Brae1, Cramalt + Oakwood getting back at 6.30 + had Consult till 7.30. Helen2 went to Mount Benger school with Nancy3 where there was a sale of work. David4 came home this afternoon. Very dry: sunny: strong S.W. + W. wind. David has got a week leave.

1 Quave Brae where Agnes Laidlaw Amos had been born the day before

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

3 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter

4 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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