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

A most glorious day like Monday week when [I] had my long run. Uninterrupted sunshine + a gentle cool NW wind. After seeing a few town cases cycled to Hospital, Faldonside (message to see Dees1 who has a swollen face from fly bites), Buccleuch Road, Beechwood, Philiphaugh Stables + Oakwood2, getting back after 3. Had a quiet afternoon chiefly in the arbour when Mrs Mack3 gave me a call. She had been in Edinburgh + had called for Jean4. Had to go out at 9.30 out to Buxton5.

1 Robert Irwin ‘Robber’ Dees (1872-1943), had inherited approximately £90,000 on the death of his uncle Robert Richardson Dees, solicitor, of Wallsend, in 1908 and had taken the tenancy of Faldonside in 1920

2 Simon Linton (1836–1921), farmer, of Manor, Peeblesshire and latterly of Oakwood, Selkirk

3 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk

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

5 Buxton Cottage, Selkirk is on the road that leads past Pringle Park to the Selkirk Hills; at grid reference NGR NT483,287 it is shown on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch Selkirkshire Sheet XII.NW published 1900

[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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