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

Another showery day with some sunny blinks. Rather cooler. Walked to Yarrow Terrace, Ettrickhaugh Road, Dunsdale Cottages, Ashybank Terrace, Hospital + Bridge Street + went to morning service. Was not out again and did some more work at letter cards. Mrs Scott Anderson1 called + invited me to dinner next Wed. Boylan2 came to supper. Dora3 kept her bed to breakfast. Her ankle was rather better.

1 Joan Scott Anderson née Shaw (about 1857-1936), widow of T Scott Anderson and mother of Katherine Margaret ‘Madge’ Scott Anderson who married W H Ogilvie

2 John Dun Boylan (1850-1924), civil engineer, acquaintance of Dr Muir, sometime of Shawmount, Selkirk

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

[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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