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

Wet morning but soon faired. Much milder. One of those days that one felt the warmth on going outside. Saw a few cases walking. Strong W wind in afternoon + evening.Took a regular lunch at 2 + dined off porridge + cream. Wrote Jean + Helen1. Paid Salt + Son for Celluloid Truss.2 + Turnbull Ltd for cleaning Knickers3. Wrote Jack that I would come down to Alnmouth Friday + Sat.4

1 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Pike née Muir (1877-1941) and Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s eldest and third daughter respectively.

2 Salt & Son were medical suppliers in Edinburgh and Glasgow from whom Dr Muir had acquired a celluloid truss which was uncomfortable, see diary entries for 6, 8 & 15 September 1922.

3 Turnbull, the company that cleaned Dr Muir’s cycling shorts, is unidentified.

4 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), Dr Muir’s son-in-law, on holiday with his family at Alnmouth, Northumberland from 30 August (it is not clear where his wife was), see diary entries for 30 August and 14 September 1922.

[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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