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

Had breakfast in bed of porridge. Pain entirely gone: urine still dark but improving1. Went out during Church to Clark2, Marion Crescent, Turnbull3, Yarrow Terrace + Elmpark. Was not out again. It was a day of sunshine + showers. Nancy4 called + so did Mrs Mack5 with a bottle of White Horse Whisky.

1 Dr Muir had been unwell the day before

2 James Clark, designer, was Tenant Occupier at 4 Marion Crescent, Selkirk [1921 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/272, Selkirk Burgh, page 272 of 644]

3 Presumably either Euphemia Turnbull, widow and mill worker or Robert Turnbull, roadman, both tenants at Yarrow Terrace [1922 Valuation Roll, VR007900012-/352, Selkirk Burgh, page 352 of 644]

4 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter

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

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

Published by


Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s