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

Nice morning with a touch of frost : dull in afternoon with clouds + mist in west. Motored to Hospital + Allanlea1. It was a sister of young Miss Dobson, a Miss Lilly who was ill.2 Brought back Nurse Mann.3 At 1.30 started with John Murray4 + Erskine Harper5 + cycled to Penielheugh via Lilliard’s Edge + returned via Maxton, Newtown, Leaderfoot + Melrose. John Murray kept in back + it was 7.30 when we got home. Dora left in the afternoon + Jean at 7.32.6 Erskine Harper wouldn’t go up the monument7 but he didn’t miss much.

1 See diary entry for 17 September 1922, Nurse Mann is (as yet) unidentified.

2 Miss Lilly is unidentified.

3 Nurse Mann is unidentified.

4 John Murray is unidentified.

5 James ‘Erskine’ Harper (1887-1953), barrister, son of Ebenezer Erskine Harper, sheriff substitute, and Agnes Harper née Watson, later Mackintosh; brother of Agnes Durnford née Harper.

6 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941) and Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), Dr Muir’s eldest and youngest daughters respectively.

7 The party has visited the Penielheugh Monument, also known as the Waterloo Monument, at Crailing, Roxburghshire, Canmore ID 56965 and grid reference NGR NT65367,26304.

[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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