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

Pavements wet but no rain all day. The clouds gradually lifted + in afternoon was clear [and] sunny: but there was a biting N.E. wind. ‘Phone message at 7 to Mitchell, Ettrickbridgend1. Motored there, Ramseycleuch, Oakwoodmill + Heatherlieburn. Saw some town cases walking + cycled to Sunderland Hall where Charles2 has chickenpox. Called at Wellwood, Nancy3 has a cold. Jack and the kids4 were down at St Boswells at the poppy show.

1 Assume Thomas Mitchell (1867-1937), master joiner and Occupier of house, stable, joiner’s shop and land at Ettrickbridgend [1922 Valuation Roll, VR011700009-/372, Selkirk County, page 372 of 611].

2 Assume Charles Henry Scott Plummer (1859-1948), J.P., of Sunderland Hall, sometime Lord-Lieutenant of Selkirkshire.

3 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir, Dr Muir’s daughter and wife of John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior.

4 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior and at least some of their children Andrina Barbara Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Thwigg; John Stewart ‘Jock’ Roberts; Louisa Jane Roberts, later Rutherford; Stewart Muir ‘Little Stewart’ Roberts and George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts.

[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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