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

A most delightful day of constant sunshine + almost no wind. I wish there had been something of the kind at Prestwick.1 Dav.2 came in + we talked over things. I saw a few cases. Went to Elmpark3 at 2 for a rally of Girl Guides + Brownies who were inspected by Mrs Steel4 + had several competitions including a 1st Aid in which 4 teams took part + I judged them.

1 Dr Muir had struggled with the wind while cycling in Ayrshire while staying at Prestwick in the days immediately prior to this one.

2 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., Ch.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner.

3 Elm Park, Selkirk, home of Dr Muir’s friend Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946).

4 Assume The Hon. Vere Mabel Strang Steel née Cornwallis (1889-1964), daughter of Fiennes Stanley Wykeham Cornwallis, 1st Baron Cornwallis and Mabel Leigh (1866-1957); she had married Samuel Strang Steel on 3 August 1910.

[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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