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

Another fearfully hot day. Motored to Scaurneuk + took Maggie Logan1 returning via Bowhill + Colin’s Bridge. then to Faldonside to Mrs Ferguson2 with bites on her leg. Then to Oakwood to see Lilly Grieve’s child3. It was very pleasant after dinner to sit in the tennis green with a minimum of clothing + read. The Logans are easily entertained + enjoy the garden. Agnes’4 deafness is a drawback to conversation but she is very nice + Maggie’s sharp good humour very enjoyable. They have brought a great many incidents of my boyhood to my recollection.

1 Margaret Jane Muir ‘Maggie’ Logan (about 1854-1926), daughter of Alexander Stuart Logan, advocate & Sheriff of Forfarshire and Agnes Logan née Greig, thus Dr Muir’s cousin; died Logie, Stirlingshire

2 Mrs Ferguson, Faldonside appears to be a member of staff for the Dees family, perhaps a nurse or governess

3 Assume Lillias Linton Grieve (1918-2011), daughter of William Grieve, farmer, of Rawburn, Duns, and Lillias ‘Lilly’ Grieve née Linton, married 11 April 1916, Manor Parish, Peeblesshire; she was thus the granddaughter of Simon Linton

4 Agnes McIver Logan (about 1848-1928), daughter of Alexander Stuart Logan, advocate & Sheriff of Forfarshire and Agnes Logan née Greig, thus Dr Muir’s cousin; died Logie, Stirlingshire

[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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rumblingclint

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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