1 June 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

The barometer bounded up from 20 to 12 yesterday to 10 just this morning. It was still coldish but quite fair. Saw half a doz town cases walking, + Viewfield. Cycled to Lilliesleaf going + coming by Midlem. Took Mrs Black1, Whitmuirhall Toll the egg basket she sent me the gulls eggs in. Saw And. Brown2 twice, he was no better. Called out at 8.30 to see a Miss McLeish living with Miss Chalmers3 in Alec Brodie’s4, Forest Road. Made Helen5 keep her feet up all day.

1 John Black, gamekeeper, was Inhabitant Occupier not rated at The Old Tollhouse, Whitmuirhall, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/333, Selkirk County, page 333 of 611]

2 Andrew Brown (c.1850-1921), hosiery manufacturer, resident Dunreay, Selkirk

3 Neither Miss McLeish nor Miss Chalmers has been identified

4 Alex J Brodie, joiner, was tenant at 22 Forest Road, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/171, Selkirk Burgh, page 171 of 644]

5 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper had been suffering with blistered feet

[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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