28 May 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A fine day but dull at first. Strong N.W. wind. After seeing Mrs McDonald1, Clifton Road I cycled to Forest Road, Cutcarwood, Yarrow Hall, Deuchar Mill, Newarkburn + Haining Henhouse getting home at 2. Feet rather tired + had a sleep after lunch. Went to evening service. Rogerson from Gala preaching2. Dora3 had to go to bed with pain in her stomach. in the course of the afternoon I lost my ring + searched all my pockets + elsewhere without success. Eventually Mrs Mack4 found it in a pocket I had already investigated!

1 Mrs Macdonald is probably Janet Macdonald née Scott (Macdonald and McDonald are used completely randomly in the records), wife of Alexander Macdonald, tweed designer, married 7 April 1905 at Hawick, Roxburghshire (she was born at Southdean, Roxburghshire); they had children Ian Macdonald (1908-), James Hunter Scott Macdonald (1911-) and Alick Macdonald (1913-)

2 The Reverend John Rogerson (1234-1234), Presbyterian Church minister at St Aidan’s Church, Gala Park Road, and himself Tenant Occupier of a house ‘Elwyn’, Galashiels [1921 VR003500014-

3 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter

4 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]

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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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