11 October 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Dense fog which continued the whole day: quite calm + not cold. Got letters from Dora1 + Jean2 + wrote them both. Walked first to Millburn Place + gave Chlor[oform] to a man whose knee D.3 wanted to examine. Then to The Green, Forest Road, Dunsdale, Hospital. Then to Bank, Rockville, Mavisbank + [illegible]. Helen4 + Nancy5 cycled to Friarshall6 to see Mabel Herdman7.

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

2 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter

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

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

5 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter

6 Friarshall or Friar’s Hall, sometimes Friarshaugh, Melrose, grid reference NGR NT54973,35017; Proprietor Occupier Charles William Herdman [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011600033-/601, Roxburgh County, page 601 of 993]

7 Mabel Herdman (1877-1951), daughter of John Herdman, flour miller, and Elizabeth Herdman née Blackhall, and sister of Charles William Herdman (1881-1956), at this time of Friarshall, Melrose

[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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