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

A delightful day: sunny + warm but with a cooling E wind. Agnes + Maggie1 left by the 9.37. I have enjoyed their visit greatly. Cycled to Hospital, several mills + Oakwood. [word deleted] Got photo group of Guy, Helen2 + Dora3 + there was a copy for the Logans which arrived after they had left. Wrote Guy’s Helen: ordered some cigarettes. Helen4 + circus men at Elmpark5 for tea. Berries on Rowan tree actually showing redness.

1 Agnes McIver Logan (about 1848-1928) and Margaret Jane Muir ‘Maggie’ Logan (about 1854-1926), daughters of Alexander Stuart Logan, advocate & Sheriff of Forfarshire and Agnes Logan née Greig, thus Dr Muir’s cousins; both died Logie, Stirlingshire

2 The Reverend Gavin Struthers ‘Guy’ Muir (1846-1927), Dr Muir’s brother, was married to Helen Drysdale Wilson

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

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

5 Elm Park, Selkirk, 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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