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

Cold N.W. wind: fair amount of sun. There was a second day’s racing at the Gala Rigg for the first time and the usual games at Cricket Piece. I cycled in town to Clifton Terrace, Curror Street, Hospital, Pinegrove + Forest Road + walked to Henhouse + on the way went to the top of deer park1. Found message to Jas. Hardie2, Bridgelands when I got back + cycled there. Helen3 went with Jack4, Nancy5, Barbara6 + her friend Thomson7 to Moffat + took Tim8 to Wamphray Glen9 where the [sic] had lunch + tea pic-nic.

1 The Deer Park, Hartwoodburn (a deer park historically and until well into the 20th Century) is about 56 acres between Haining Loch and the A7 opposite the Selkirk Golf Club

2 Assume James Hardie (about 1841-1922), retired ploughman, husband of Margaret Nicholson, who was Inhabitant Occupier not rated at Bridgelands Lodge, Galashiels, 1920 Valuation Roll

3 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper

4 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), mill owner and three-time Provost of Selkirk, later knighted “for political and public services in Selkirkshire”

5 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s daughter and wife of John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior

6 Andrina Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Thwigg (1902-1996), daughter of John Roberts junior and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir

7 Dr Muir seems to have had a problem with Miss Thomson’s name (see diary entries for 15th and 16th June 1922) but in any case she is unidentified

8 George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005), son of John Roberts junior and Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts nee Muir, later a mill owner

9 Wamphray, east of the Moffat to Lockerbie road, the glen runs through grid reference NGR NY135,972

[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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