4 September 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A third consecutive dry day. Very pleasant with medium temp. Saw a few town cases cycling + Sund. Hall Lodge. Made out mileage to Velore1 for Durnford2 via Peebles + Colinton + via Carnwath. = 60 + 63. Took it + a map down to Elmpark3. Went to evening service with Dora4. Nancy, Barbara5 + Joan Robertson6 came to supper. David7 from home at Humbie + Edinburgh.

1 Velore, Muiravonside [Maddiston], Stirlingshire; presumably the Durnfords were travelling there to visit Agnes’ aunt (Mrs Mack’s sister) Henrietta Brown née Watson (1862-1944), daughter of Sir John Watson, baronet, and Agnes Watson née Simpson, who had married William Brown, banker in 1896 at Hamilton

2 Major Norman Stanley M Durnford (1889-1965), Army Service Corps, later a businessman of Stoke Bishop, Bristol, had married Agnes Watson Harper in July 1918 and was thus son-in-law to Mrs Mackintosh, formerly Harper née Watson (Mrs Mack)

3 Elm Park was the home of Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946)

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

5 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter and Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996), his eldest granddaughter

6 Joan Robertson is not identified

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

[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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