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

Wind around to N.E. + A very dense fog in the morning which continued in less degree all day at times wetting. Motored to Synton Mill at David’s1 request to see Jas. Elliot2 + saw about ½ doz. town cases. Helen3 came home after her 13 weeks absence looking very well. I forgot to send Baptie4 down to meet her + I met her coming up at Halliday’s Park at 4. Mrs Mack5, Agnes Durnford6 and Mrs Wallace7 were at tea.

1 The Editor assumes that this is James Elliot of Flex, Hawick, who was also tenant at Shielswood, Ashkirk; his wife was Isabella Douglas Elliot née Amos [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/302, Selkirk County, page 302 of 611]

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

3 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper

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

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

6 Agnes Watson Durnford née Harper (1888-1976)

7 Mrs Wallace is not identified

[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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