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

No fog today. S.W. wind mild. Very pleasant day. Got first Div[idend] from Allen & Hanbury1 = £8 less tax [of] £2:8:0. Cycled to Craighill2. Went up in in 2 hours without dismounting + came back in 1 h. 32m. Got back at 2 + enjoyed my tea. Scott Skirving + his wife3 on their way from a motoring tour to Land’s End had tea with David4 + came up to Viewfield where I met them. S. S. saw Mrs Adam Beattie5.

1 Allen & Hanburys, established 1715 and taken over by Glaxo Laboratories 1958; had a burst of growth in the late 19th Century and Incorporated as Allen & Hanburys Limited 1893 [https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/people/cp16734/allen-hanburys-limited]

2 Craighill was the home of Mrs Grace Linton Anderson née Davidson who had been seen by Dr Muir several times since she had had a baby on 1 August 1921 at Craighill, Ettrick; the second wife of John Laidlaw Anderson, shepherd, they had married 7 March 1919, at Ettrick

3 Archibald Adam Scott Skirving (1869-1930), M.B., C.M., surgeon and lecturer in Clinical Surgery, Royal Edinburgh Infirmary and his wife Georgina S Heugh

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

5 Mrs Adam Beattie was Helen Beattie née Lees (about 1862-1922)

[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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