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

Complete + dismal change of weather. Heavy rain + fog obliterated all the scenes of last night. Left Woodbourne1 after a very pleasant visit. Got the 11.30 to Central + the 1 from Queen Street, reaching Ed. at 2.40. Went to Forsyth’s + got fitted2. Had lunch at the Picture House + went to the pictures but the place was crammed + a crowd standing. Got a seat for a short time + came out by the 4.20. Baptie3 met me. Found Helen4 well + Peter Allen5 with her. Had a lot of people at consultation hour. Met Jean6 at the station as she was going back to town. Baptie motored in + brought her here on Monday.

1 Dr Muir had been visiting Margaret Forsyth Dubs, formerly Smith, née Arthur (1853-1935), at Woodbourne at Wemyss Bay, Inverkip, Renfrewshire – see diary entries for 24 and 25 July 1922

2 Dr Muir had been measured for a suit on 20 July 1922

3 Thomas Baptie (1860-1929), driver and handyman for Dr Muir

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

5 Peter Allan is not (yet) identified

6 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest 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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