3 June 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Nice cool day. Wind still N.W. Cycled to Hospital Linglie Mill, Cutcarwood + Bengerburnhope. Called for Charlotte Rodger 1 at the Sandbed 2 where she has gone for 3 months while Bridgelands is let to the Turners 3. Went on from Bengerburnhope to Elibank + Ashiestiel. Took my tea by the burnside below Bengerburnhope. Dined at Elmpark for Mrs Mack’s birthday tomorrow 4.

1 Elizabeth Charlotte Rodger née Eck (about 1848-1928), born Chile (British Subject), daughter of Frederick A Eck and Janet Eck née Alexander, and wife of George Rodger (died 1910), shipping merchant, married Apr Quarter 1872, Kensington, Middlesex [Kensington 1a 241], she lived at Bridgelands, Selkirk until her death 15 Dec 1928 at Selkirk, though evidently with gaps in that stay

2 Sandbed is presumably the property referred to as part of the series of properties around Hangingshaw and Lewinshope (Yarrow) referred to in the 1922 Valuation Rolls VR011700009-/391, Selkirk County, page 391 of 611 but not yet located on the Ordnance Survey mapping

3 Nobody called Turner is recorded in the Valuation Roll as being at Bridgelands around this time but this would not necessarily be expected for a short tenancy

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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