5 November 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Heavy hoar frost almost like snow which soon disappeared. The wind was S.W. + it was hardly so cold. It rained gently from about 2 o’clock. I walked before church to Kirkwynd, Dunsdale + Backfeus. Went to morning service + after saw 2 [patients]. Had to [go] over to Home after lunch to “do” Peter1. Nancy2 + Helen3 motored to Moffat to see Tim4.

1 Peter Allan, evidently a charge of Dora’s, but not (yet) identified.

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

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

4 George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005), Dr Muir’s grandson, later a mill owner, was at school at Moffat.

[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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rumblingclint

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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