2 October 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

No rain to speak of. Strongish N.W. wind. Very small list. Didn’t go out after 11. Cycled to Fauldshope.1 Got cheques from Insurce Comttee for £164.5.0. and for mileage £84.9.7. Drew £250 from M.G.2 leaving still a balance of £42 due me for 1921-22. In afternoon began letter to Patrick.3 Had letters from Helen + Dora.4 Called at Elmpark5 after dinner. Wrote a testimonial for Miss Dickson (Hospital).6

1 Fauldshope, Kirkhope, grid reference NGR NT412,256, presumably to see the Wilson family, see diary entry for 1 October 1922.

2 M & G was the Muir & Graham medical co-partnership.

3 Patrick Rodger Stewart ‘Pat’ Muir (1879-1961), Dr Muir’s only son, living in New Zealand since 1902, driver, station hand, later farmer.

4 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963) and Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), Dr Muir’s third and youngest daughters.

5 Elm Park, Selkirk, home of Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946).

6 Miss Dickson is unidentified though it may be possible to do so when the 1921 Census is published later this year.

[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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