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

Showery + strong W. wind. Milder. Had to go to Tushielaw to see Mrs Peter Swan1 Norman Grieve’s2 d. [daughter] with Shingles … took Peter3. Dav.4 called in evening. He is going to Shandon tomorrow. [extensive text deleted] Bella went to Horndean5 for a fortnight.

1 Christina Verity (sometimes Verite) Swan née Grieve (1879-1967), daughter of Norman William Grieve and Charlotte Adelaide Grieve née Verity, had married Percival – not Peter – Swan (1878-1964), Chartered Consulting Engineer, at Kensington, June Quarter 1913 [sources: marriage Kensington 1a 233; death Mar 1967 Camelford 7a 28].

2 Norman William Grieve (about 1852-1936), born Hawick, worked in tropical agriculture and as the director of public companies (rubber and tea companies according to A Hawick Word Book), he left £308,574.

3 Peter Allan [sic], evidently a charge of Dora’s, is Peter Muir Spurgeon Allen (1914-2005), who was at Thorncroft, Selkirk, aged 7, in the 1921 Census [taken 19 June 1921], born 4 June 1914, Chorlton [Lancashire], the son of the Reverend Willoughby Charles Allen and Catherine Ellen Allen née Green; a head teacher (retired), he died 16 February 2005 at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, usual residence Hope Cottage, Stenton, Dunbar, East Lothian.

4 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner

5 Isabella ‘Bella’ Paulin (1873-?1952), Dr Muir’s housekeeper, daughter of James Paulin, groom, and Grace Paulin née Cranston, born Ladykirk, Berwickshire.

[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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