3 August 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Streets wet this morning but it cleared up + was a lovely afternoon. I walked down to Hospital: gave Chlor[oform] to Turnbull1 of Kirkhope at Viewfield: walked out to Buxton + at 2 motored to Thirlestane + Craighill2 taking Chrissie3 + we returned via Rankleburn and Borthwickbrae. The atmosphere was absolutely clear + the hills lovely. The rain has had a wonderful effect on them already.

1 George Moodie Turnbull (about 1871-1942), farmer, was a tenant of a number of properties at Kirkhope and Newhouse, Kirkhope parish [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/319, Selkirk County, page 319 of 611]

2 Assume Christina Robertson ‘Christy’ Patrick (1889-), daughter of Christina Robertson ‘Tina’ Patrick née Rodger and David Patrick, solicitor

3 Craighill, Ettrick was the home of John Laidlaw Anderson, shepherd, and Grace Linton Anderson née Davidson (about 1888-), his second wife, who had her first baby 1921 but had health problems afterwards

[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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