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

Same hot dry brilliant weather but more wind. Delicious in the garden at night. Cycled to Oakwood, Bluecairn + Bowhill in forenoon. Did some writing +c in afternoon. Went to evening service with Maggie Logan1 who was also at church in morning with Crissie2. Mr Kirkwood3, Kelso, preached from “The Wrath of man shall praise him”4. Mrs Mackintosh5, Jack, Barb6 + Betty Cairns7 [?] were at supper + were all out in the tennis green after. David8 ran in to Ed. [Edinburgh] to see Norah9.

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 Christina Robertson Rodger ‘Christy’ or ‘Chrissie’ Patrick (1891-1960), daughter of Christina Robertson ‘Tina’ Patrick née Rodger (c.1846-1924), daughter of Peter Rodger (1804-1888), of Selkirk, solicitor and local government official, and David Patrick, solicitor, of Hamilton

3 The Reverend Thomas Crawford Kirkwood (1849-1930), Church of Scotland minister, at Kelso Trinity about 1880-1926

4 “Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.” Psalms 76.10

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

6 John Roberts junior ‘Jack’ (1876-1966), mill owner and Dr Muir’s son-in-law and Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996), his eldest daughter

7 Betty Cairns is not identified

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

9 Norah Campion Graham née West (1887-1971), wife of Dr David Charteris Graham (1889-1963), medical practitioner

[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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