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

Wind S.W. + strongish: dull in the morning + at night but fair betw sunny in between. Cycled to Sunderland Hall Lodge and General’s Bridge. Completed the returns for Scott. Board of Health1. Baptie2 took Tom Alexander3 for a run to Walkerburn + back by Ashiestiel4 to Fairnilee5 where he had tea. Stewart, Louisa + Tim6 came up to say goodbye. Nancy takes the boys to Moffat today + Louisa to Brampton tomorrow7.

1 The Scottish Board of Health; Dr Muir was the Medical Officer of Health from 1877 onwards

2 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir

3 Tom Alexander is not identified

4 Ashiestiel, Caddonfoot, grid reference NGR NT427,352

5 Fairnilee, Caddonfoot, NT457,330

6 Nancy, Stewart Muir ‘Little Stewart’ Roberts (1908-2003), Louisa Jane ‘Louise’ Roberts, later Rutherford (1906-1982) and George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005)

7 The boys appear to have been at St Ninian’s Preparatory School for boys and Louisa was at a school at Brampton, Cumberland

[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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