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

Dull mild damp sunless S.W. Feeling better today. Cycled to Forest Road, Ettrickbank Mill, Dunsdale + Curror Street. Made out accounts in afternoon. Got Lilliesleaf, Yarrow + Ettrick P.C. [parish council ?] screws [sic]. Helen1 went to the Picture House with Matron Waugh.2

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

2 Matron or Nurse Waugh has not been identified though it may be possible to do so when the 1921 Census is published later this year; Dr Muir referred to her in November 1921 so by late 1922 she has been at Selkirk for a while.

[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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