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

Dull coldish day with slight showers in the morning. NW wind steady. Andrew Brown1 died in the afternoon. Went to forenoon service. Saw Mrs Robert Leslie2 twice: rather better at night. Made out route for tomorrow’s run with Mrs Mack3 + took it down for her to see. David4 called with a clergyman named Milne5 who is home from India + had been preaching at Kirkhope + Caddonfoot. He is a candidate for Heatherlie.

1 Andrew Brown, hosiery manufacturer and widower of Wilhelmina Mackay, died 2.35 p.m. 19 June 1921, aged 81, at Dunreay, Tower Street, Selkirk, of Senile Debility and Marasmus, certified by John S Muir M.B. etc; he was the son of George Brown, stockingmaker, and Isabella Reeve and left four children but his business (at Tait’s Hill, Selkirk) does not appear to have operated on a large scale and he left £818 0 11d [will recorded 27 October 1921, Selkirk]

2 Lizzie Davidson Leslie née Douglas (1887-1941), wife of Robert Vair Leslie, warehouseman and tenant at 22 Forest Road, Selkirk; they had married 1912 at Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/171, Selkirk Burgh, page 171 of 644; birth 1887, 778/ 73, Selkirk; marriage 1912, 778/ 28, Selkirk]

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

4 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner

5 It appears that Mr Milne was not appointed at Heatherlie, the Reverend Robert Montgomery apparently being succeeded by the Reverend James Wilson

[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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