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

Delightful day not quite so mild but very pleasant, sunny + calm. Was at both services. In the forenoon the new Heatherlie minister Wilson1 preached this being the annual interchange of pulpits. His text was from 90th Psalm “He shall give his angels charge over thee”2 + “He spoke of the Heavenly angels of Sleep, Work, service +c3. I saw some town cases walking. Jack, Nancy4, Norah + Dav.5 came to supper.

1 The Reverend James Wilson B.D. (fl.1921-1942), Minister of Heatherlie from 1921 [Proprietor (life-renter), house and office of Heatherlie, 23 Yarrow Terrace, Selkirk [1922 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/352, Selkirk Burgh, page 352 of 644]

2 “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” Psalm 91:11

3 This reference is unidentified

4 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966) and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948)

5 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner and Norah Campion Graham née West (1887-1971), his wife

[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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