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

This has been decidedly the hottest day this summer. There was barely any wind. It was delightful in the garden at sunset + I sat out in the garden without a hat. There was very little to do. I cycled in town + to Faldonside. Both of yesterday’s confinements doing well1. There is the most magnificent display of foxgloves where the wood has been cut down at Faldonside. Crissie Patrick2 came. Dora3 met her with the car at Galashiels. It was her first visit to Selkirk.

1 Two babies, Doris Moncaster and Joseph Graham, had been born the day previous, see diary entry for 24 June 1921

2 Christina Robertson Rodger ‘Christy’ or ‘Chrissie’ Patrick (1891-1960), daughter of Christina Robertson ‘Tina’ Patrick née Rodger and David Patrick, solicitor, of Hamilton

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