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

The morning broke bright + sunny but the day was dull + cold. Wind N.E. to N. A very slight drizzle once. I walked to Hospital + Halliday’s Park + went to morning service. Last Sunday I had taken all the books home as the Church was to be cleaned + I forgot them today so had to borrow from Robert Johnstone1. David2 came up in the evening + we had a talk over various matters + amongst others he suggested that he should have some extra remuneration for the operations to which I agreed. Mrs Mack3, Agnes4, Barbara5 + Alistair Napier6, who is staying at Elmpark, came to supper.

1 Robert Johnstone is unidentified

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

3 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk

4 Agnes Watson Durnford née Harper (1888-1976), Mrs Mackintosh’s daughter

5 Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Twhigg (1902-1996), Dr Muir’s eldest grandchild

6 Alastair John George Malcolm Napier (1909-1984), son of Francis Edward Basil Napier, 12th Lord Napier of Merchistoun and the Hon. Clarice Jessie Evelyn Hamilton and thus Mrs Mackintosh’s first cousin once removed

[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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