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

A dullish day with a shower of rain in the forenoon. I walked with Amy1 to a little Congregational Church at or near Grayshott2. We walked across the Common. I had a walk round the grounds of Scotstoun3. I had no idea they were so extensive, about 5 acres, part of it wood. Willie with his wife + mother4 motored away to somewhere on the Coast to see their girl5 who is at school there. I wrote Nancy6.

1 Amy Kathleen Waldie (1889-1960) who lived at Rowallan, Haslemere with Willie and Logie Muir

2 The Editor has not been able to identify a likely church near Grayshott, East Hampshire (Hampshire Surrey border) approximate grid reference NGR SU873,353

3 Scotstoun, Farnham Lane, Haslemere, home of Dr Muir’s sister Mary Jane Muir

4 William Edward ‘Willie’ Muir (1872-1948), son of Francis ‘Frank’ Muir (1839-1912), Dr Muir’s brother, his wife Logie Elizabeth Muir Whiteway (about 1877-1956) and mother Ellen Margaret Muir nee Hall (1848-1944)

5 Elizabeth Helen Muir, later Roberts, later Parsons (1907-1999)

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

[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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