1 March 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Fair today + clearer than it has been for a long time, cold. Gave Bella Currie1, Tait’s Hill, Chlor[oform] to [?]. Walked round town. In afternoon motored to Briarbank2 + Whitmuirhall Toll3. Got my hair cut.

1 Bella Currie is not yet identified with confidence but Isabella Cunningham Currie (1885-), daughter of Archibald Currie, hosiery manufacturer, and Agnes Currie née Cunningham, lived with her family at Hillside Terrace, Selkirk (just around the corner from Tait’s Hill), in the 1911 Census; it may be possible to confirm this identification when the 1921 Census is published later this year

2 Thomas and John Hill were Proprietors and Occupiers of a house, Byres and land at Briarbank, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/334, Selkirk County, page 334 of 611]

3 John Black, gamekeeper, was Inhabitant Occupier not rated at the Old Tollhouse, Whitmuirhall [1921 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/333, Selkirk County, page 333 of 611]

[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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