1 July 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Cool E wind + continuous sunshine. Terrible drought. Not much in town, 7 or 8 cases. Miss Davidson1, Viewfield not so well. Cycled to Forest Road, Heatherlie, Yarrow Terrace, Howford2, Woodend3, Hyndhope4 + Delorainehope5 which took me till 5.20. Had drink of milk at Woodend + Delorainehope. Very hot walking up the burn. I enjoyed my dinner. Helen6 left with Peter7 + motored to Carlisle. Dora8 + Chrissie9 were down at Elmpark10 in the evening + I went down for them.

1 Miss Davidson is not (yet) identified

2 Howford, Kirkhope, grid reference NGR NT392,244

3 Woodend, Ettrickbridge, Kirkhope, NT389,245

4 Hyndhope, Kirkhope, NT366,210

5 Delorainehope, Kirkhope, NT341,187

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

7 Peter Allan is not (yet) identified

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

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

10 Elm Park was the home of Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946)

[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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