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

A much nicer day + warm. Had some dyspepsic trouble all night but gradually improved as the day went on. Did not feel up to cycling however so took the car to Faldonside with Peter1: sent Baptie2 round by Lindean + went across the ferry to see Mrs McLauchlan3 at the Station4. Had a very quiet afternoon. Paid 2nd instalment of the M. & G. 1920-21 Income Tax = £95. 10. 35. Helen6, Dora7, Peter, Miss Davidson8 + Mrs Mack9 had a tea pic-nic at the Skeily Brig10 + Dora went with + Nancy11 to the Picture House.

1 Peter Allan is not (yet) identified

2 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir

3 Mary McLachlan née Elder, at Abbotsferry Station, Galashiels, the wife of William John McLachlan, ships plater, domicile 7 Hill Street, Greenock

4 Abbotsferry Station was on the N.B.R. Selkirk Branch line at Boleside also Boldside, above the Ettrick Water and opposite Faldonside House, see Ordnance Survey 25 inch Selkirkshire Sheet VIII.10, published 1899

5 M & G was the Muir & Graham co-partnership signed in 1920

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

7 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter

8 Miss Davidson is not (yet) identified

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

10 Skeily Brig is not identified

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

[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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