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

A miserable day with blasts of rain + sleet from N.E. + intervals of bright sunshine. I had a town list of 4 + nothing else! having worked up on the idea of a cycle run with Nancy + the children1: but first of all came a message to Mich. Glendinning2 whom I found nearing the end: then when I got back I found a message to see Geordo3 at Kirklea + after that a message to Fauldshope4. I had them all done by 1 p.m. + was the rest of the day in the house. Pollok5 called + told me all about his delightful trip.

1 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948) and whichever of her children would be on a cycling trip in 1922: Andrina Barbara Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Thwigg (1902-1996), John Stewart ‘Jock’ Roberts (1904-1950), Louisa Jane Roberts, later Rutherford (1906-1982), Stewart Muir ‘Little Stewart’ Roberts (1908-2003) and George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005)

2 Dr Muir had been regularly visiting Michael Glendinning, a retired farmer, tenant occupier, house and garden at Peelburnfoot, Caddonfoot parish and formerly the tenant at Williamhope

3 George Thomas Anderson ‘Geordo’ Ogilvie (1912-1995), living with his family at Kirklea, Ashkirk; son of W H Ogilvie (1869-1963), author, journalist and one of Australia’s great Bush poets, and Katherine Margaret ‘Madge’ Scott Anderson (1879-1965)

4 Fauldshope, Kirkhope

5 John Pollok (1858-1938), sometime Town Clerk and Procurator Fiscal, Selkirk

[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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