8 December 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Still mild, damp + dull. No sunshine: cycled round to Mavisbank, Hospital, Gib. + Lum.1, + Ettrick Road. Grierson2 commenced putting new basin in my dressing-room. Spent whole afternoon + evening working up record cards for Insurance people. It is an awful piece of drudgery. Helen + Nancy3 went to a political meeting in Union Hall4. David’s5 car broke down up Yarrow. He went to meeting of Panel Commttee.

1 Gibson & Lumgair Ltd., woollen textile manufacturer, of St Mary’s Mill, Selkirk

2 Assume Robert Grierson, plumber and Tenant Occupier of a house at 5 Raeburn Meadow, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/185, Selkirk Burgh, page 185 of 644]

3 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter

4 Union Hall, 62-70 High Street, Selkirk, at junction with Back Row, now the Co-op., grid reference NGR NT47142,28602, Canmore ID 231538

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

[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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