16 February 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Dull, mild, damp, calm, showery. Snow all disappeared from Hay shed roof. Saw cases walking + motored to Raeburn Meadow, Hospital, Ettrick Mill + Ettrickbridgend. Miss Dunn nearing her end1: comatose. Got Mrs Alexander Harper2, Kirkwynd into Viewfield + Helen3 undertook the care of her baby. What the other kids are going to do I don’t know. Got all the the paid accounts worked out + arranged names in ledger – day book alphabetically.

1 Hyndmer Rutherford ‘Miss’ Dunn (about 1843-1922), daughter of John Dunn, chemist & druggist, and Hyndmer Rutherford Dunn née Hewat, and brother of Thomas ‘Tom’ Dunn (about 1844-1921); she was the Tenant Occupier of a house at 13 High Street, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/113, Selkirk Burgh, page 113 of 644]

2 Esther Harper née Ramsay (1888-1951), born Selkirk, married, 1912, Selkirk, to Alexander Harper (millworker and Tenant Occupier of a house 29 Kirkwynd, Selkirk by 1922), and she died 1959, at Selkirk, aged 71; children Alexander (1913-), James Ramsay (1916-), Walter Ramsay (1919-), and Esther Ramsay (1921-1925) [sources: birth, 1888, 778/ 88, Selkirk; 1912, 778/ 7, Selkirk; death, 1959, 778/ 49, Selkirk; 1922 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/293, Selkirk Burgh, page 293 of 644]

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

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]

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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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