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

I was lucky having such a good day yesterday as it was raining this morning. There were some slight showers in the forenoon but it was dry though dull after. Helen1 + Peter2 left this morning. Helen is going to Buttermere with Nancy3. I felt a little stiff today but otherwise well. Had a number of things to attend to that turned up yesterday. Attended poor little Dora Stewart, Ettrick Terrace, who had an illigit. d [daughter] at 8 p.m.4 Chlor. +c.

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

2 Peter Allan was evidently a charge of Dora’s but is not (yet) identified.

3 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter.

4 Betty Scott Stewart, born 12 September 1922 at 6 Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, the daughter of Dorothy Muir ‘Dora’ Stewart (1902-), woollen millworker; no putative father is identified [1922, 778/ 92, Selkirk].

[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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