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

A most extraordinary change from yesterday. The morning was dull + cloudy + a cold N.E. wind was blowing. It was impossible to seat out + there was a difference of 160 in the temp. of my room. Towards evening the sun shone + the wind fell. I did almost nothing. Cycled to Ashybank, Forest Road + Kirkwynd. Was twice at church. Wrote Jean1, John Moir2 + John McDougal3 + Dr Gray4 [?]. Paid my premium to Ed. Life + ordered some Burgundy port + Marsala from Godfree5.

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

2 John Wilson Moir (1843-1926), M.D., medical practitioner, sometime of St Andrew’s, Fife, see also diary entry for 24 June 1921

3 Dr John McDougal was one of Dr Muir’s oldest friends, see also diary entry for 24 June 1921

4 Dr Gray is not identified

5 Godfree is not identified

[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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