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

Sharp frost + a dour cold sunless day but dry up till between 6 + 7 when it rained + probably snowed on the hills. David1 was shooting with Dees2 + was away all day. I saw town cases + cycled to Bowhill Lodge3 + Lewenshope. Worked at Summary cards in afternoon. Helen4 + Mrs Mack5 walked (!) to Middlestead.6

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

2 Robert Irwin Dees (1872-1923), anded proprietor, formerly a marine engineer, he was the son of James William Dees and Eliza Jane Irwin and lived at Faldonside, Galashiels.

3 Bowhill Lodge presumably refers to Bowhill North Lodge where Dr Muir had been visiting James Hogg [see diary entries for 19, 20 and 22 November 1922].

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

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

6 Middlestead, Selkirk, grid reference NGR NT452,264.

[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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