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

Monday 5. Still cold but dry: rather dull. Saw one or two walking + motored to Clifton Road – Hospital, Heather Mill, Buccleuch Road, Henhouse + Castle Street. Drew £200 pounds [sic] from the Firm which makes £250 from for 21/-22 + my balance at bank £357.14.8. Made out some accounts in afternoon. Frank1 + Dorothy2 + their kiddies Diana3 + Margt4 arrived from Chollerford (where they came on Thursday last the same day that I was there5). After dinner I was called out to see Ross Glenlora’s girl6 . Nancy7 came to dinner + Frank went down to sleep at Wellwood8 .

1 Francis ‘Frank’ Muir (1877-1972), electrical engineer and managing director, born 21 Feb 1877, Edinburgh, the son of Gavin Struthers Muir (1846-1927), presbyterian minister, and Helen Drysdale Muir née Wilson

2 Dorothy Muir née Armitage (1873-1943), wife of Frank Muir

3 Diana Marianne Muir, later Greener (1910-2015), daughter of Frank Muir, Dr Muir’s nephew, and Dorothy Armitage [Births Sep 1910, Bucklow, 8a 172]; married, Apr Quarter 1939, William M Greener [Apr 1939, Bucklow [Cheshire] 8a 559]

4 Margaret Helen Muir, later Greener (1913-2010), daughter of Frank Muir and Dorothy Armitage [Births Jun 1913, Bucklow, 8a 310]; married, Dec Quarter 1940, Richard H Greener [Dec 1940, Bucklow 8a 630]

5 Dr Muir went through Chollerford on the North Tyne during his cycling run to the Roman Wall on 22 May 1922

6 Sinclair Ross, solicitor, and his wife Alison Spottiswoode of Glenlora, Viewfield Park, Selkirk had several children but a tentative identification is that this is Alison Spottiswoode Ross (1916-) [birth: Ross, Alison Spottiswoode, 1916, 778/ 62, Selkirk]

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

8 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace home of John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966) and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948) and their children

[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

2 thoughts on “5 June 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk”

    1. Thank you. Yes it probably is and obviously I considered that. Problem is that Dr Muir’s writing has deteriorated quite sharply in the last few months. I’m considering shifting the focus to diaries to those written 120 years ago (in other words shifting to the decade before the nine years or so that we have already done. There would be more medical interest I think. Anyway thanks as always for your interest. Paul


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