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

Still fine very pleasant almost constant sunshine. My Dyspepsia gone again. Another more serious + more insidious enemy attacked me – saw a dozen cases. Tom Alexander1 called + had lunch. He proposes coming for a week on the 19th. Attended Annual meeting of Hospital Committee + read report in which I urged the necessity of some arrangement for quarantine. Dora2 went for a motor run with the Durnfords3 + Mrs Mack4 to Rodono + Ettrick. Barbara5 called to say goodbye. She leaves for London en route for Paris tomorrow.

1 Tom Alexander is not identified

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

3 Agnes Watson Durnford née Harper (1888-1976), Mrs Mackintosh’s daughter, and her husband Norman Stanley M Durnford (1889-1965), army officer and businessman, and perhaps their baby son Stanley John Harper Durnford (1920-1995)

4 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk

5 Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996)

[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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