A most deliciously summer like day, calm + warm but a falling glass – alas! Walked to Tait’s Hill, Hospital, Dunsdale Road + Curror Street + went to morning service. Had nothing to do afterwards. Wrote Mary1 thanking her for some things of James2 she sent me = a dress wallet + 2 light waistcoats which will need altering. Helen3 gathered 1¾ lbs of strawberries! Nancy, Barb.4 + Joan Robinson5 came to supper.
1 Mary Jane Wallace née Muir (1836-1933), one of Dr Muir’s sisters.
2 James Wallace (about 1841-1922), Dr Muir’s brother-in-law, who had died in July 1922, the husband of Mary Jane Wallace née Muir.
3 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper.
4 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter, and Andrina Barbara Henderson ‘Barbara’ Roberts, later Thwigg (1902-1996), her eldest daughter.
5 Joan Robertson’s arrival in Selkirk was recorded in Dr Muir’s diary of 30 August 1922 but she is (so far) unidentified.
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/25, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1922]