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

Less wind + warmer: moderately clear: calm + charming in evening. I had literally nothing to do except a visit to Mrs Gallocher1, Forest Road: so we arranged our excursion to the Eildon Hills. Frank2 drove his car + took his wife3, Nancy4 + me. We had a fine walk + pretty good views but the Cheviots were almost + the Ettrick hills quite obscured by heat haze. We took our tea at the roadside at Bowden Moor + came back through Melrose. We had David5, Norah6, Dr Graham7 + Mrs Passy (Peggy)8 at dinner.

1 Mrs Margaret Gallocher née Wood, widow, was tenant of a house and garden at 68 Forest Road, Selkirk; her husband Hugh Gallocher, shoemaker, had died 12 April 1921, aged 44, at the City Hospital, Edinburgh, of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, usual residence 139 Forest Road, Selkirk, they had married in 1903 at Galashiels and had five children William (1905-), Jane Glover (1907-), Jessie Wood (1909-), David Wood (1910-) and John (1916-) [333]

2 Francis ‘Frank’ Muir (1877-1972), electrical engineer and managing director, and Dr Muir’s nephew, for more detail see Dr Muir’s diary entry for 5 June 1922

3 Dorothy Muir née Armitage (1873-1943)

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

5 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s co-partner, the son of the Reverend Dr John Anderson Graham (1861-1942), founder of Dr Graham’s Homes, Kalimpong, West Bengal

6 Norah Campion Graham née West (1887-1971), wife of Dr David Charteris Graham

7 The Reverend Dr John Anderson Graham (1861-1942), founder of Dr Graham’s Homes, Kalimpong, West Bengal who served as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1931 and had been widowed in 1919 when his wife Catherine ‘Kate’ Graham née McConachie died suddenly in 15 May 1919 in India

8 Margaret Alexandra ‘Peggy’ Passy née Graham (1893-1973), one of Dr Graham’s sisters, for more detail see Dr Muir’s diary entry for 4 June 1922

[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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