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

Inclined to drizzle but no heavy rain except when I was at Sundhope. I never needed my cape . Message to see Mrs Barrie1. Saw one or two more town cases + cycled to Sundhope (Mrs B, shingles), Sundhopeburn, Deuchar Mill, Harewoodglen (Miss Lang2 out), Ettrickhaugh Cottages + Glebe Terrace, getting back at 3.30. Had my tea, washed the B.S.A. + changed. Had to go out before dinner to Heard3, Castle Street + Miller4, Forest Road. Dora5 went with Nancy6 to a gymkhana at Whitehill.

1 Isabella Armstrong Barrie née Elliot, married 1891, wife of Walter Barrie, farmer and Tenant Occupier at Sundhope and Sundhopehead, Yarrow, 1921 Valuation Roll

2 Miss Margaret Graham ‘May’ Lang (1861-1958), the daughter of Hugh Morris Lang and Margaret Lang née Graham; a cyclist, she was Tenant Occupier of the mansion house, stable and grounds at Harewoodglen, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/326, Selkirk County, page 326 of 611]

3 Walter Heard, gardener was Tenant of a house at Castle Street, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/157, Selkirk Burgh, page 157 of 644]

4 Margaret Miller, widow, was Tenant of a house at Forest Road, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/171, Selkirk Burgh, page 171 of 644]

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

6 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second 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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