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

Rose at 5.30 to find a raging N.E. gale + heavy rain. The ivy covered stump of the birch tree at East Gate was blown down. Of course I went back to bed. There was no work for me but I got a note to see Mrs Mitchell, Rosemount1 and a ‘Phone from Miss Ford [?] who is living at Byethorn2. She is one of three sisters one of whom is delicate + was afraid of something infectious on her sister but it was only Roseola. Got my Income Tax return sent away. Stamped the Insur[ance] + unemployment cards. Wrote Helen + Jean3 + Guy4. Got wire that Wallace’s funeral is on Saturday5.

1 The Editor cannot identify a Mrs Mitchell at Rosemount

2 The Ford sisters (if that is the correct reading) are unidentified

3 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter and Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper

4 The Reverend Gavin Struthers ‘Guy’ Muir (1846-1927), Dr Muir’s brother

5 James Wallace (about 1841-1922), Dr Muir’s brother-in-law, had died 5 July 1922 and was buried 8 July at Haslemere, Surrey

[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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