10 September 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

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]

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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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