6 November 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Motored to Edinburgh to see Pike1. Left at 10.30 + had a good run via Gala. The road is in Capital order. It was dry + cold + some snow on the higher hills. Jean2 is now at 15 Lutton Place. I found Pike looking very ill + worn + I fear the worst. Poor Jean was very sad. I had some lunch + a talk. Left at 2.30. Called for Dr Blaikie3 who attends Pike + stopped at Hospital getting home at 5. Went to evening service. Helen4 went to Moffat with Jack5 to bring back Nancy6.

1 Frederick Charles Pike (1883-1921), had married Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir in 1920 at Newington, Edinburgh but by late 1921 he was gravely ill

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

3 This appears to be Robert Henry Blaikie (about 1857-1933), M.D., F.R.C.S.E., medical practitioner, at Mayfield Gardens, [Newington] Edinburgh [1925 Valuation Roll, VR010000491-/48, Edinburgh Burgh, page 48 of 264, also 1921]

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

5 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), mill owner and Provost of Selkirk, and Dr Muir’s son-in-law

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

[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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