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

Same dry clear frosty weather. It was extraordinary to see the cars [?] raising clouds of dust. Message to Faldonside as I thought for Jessie B1. but it turned out to be for Kate Duff2. I motored down + then out to Whitmuirhall + Whitmuir to distribute communion cards to Mrs Hunter3 + a girl Dodds4 domestic at Whitmuirhall, the Halls5 + the Harvey’s6 at Whitmuir. Spent a lot of time taking swabs from the Borthwick family7 + sending them away. Kennedy8 is now sending them to Edinburgh. Helen9 cycled to Melrose. I wrote Barbara10.

1 Jessie Milne Brack Boyd (1867-1961), of Faldonside, plantswoman and gardener

2 Kate Duff is not identified

3 Mrs Hunter is not identified

4 Dodds is not identified

5 William Hall, dairyman, was Inhabitant Occupier not rated at Whitmuir [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/333, Selkirk County, page 333 of 611]

6 John Lawson Harvey, ploughman, was Inhabitant Occupier not rated at Whitmuir [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/333, Selkirk County, page 333 of 611]

7 The Borthwick family is not (yet) identified though there is a number of entries of that name in the 1921 Valuation Roll

8 Kennedy is not identified

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

10 Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996), Dr Muir’s granddaughter

[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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rumblingclint

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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