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

Weather much the same – cold sunless but dry. N.N.W. [wind] Saw a town list of eight + spent the afternoon at Record + Summary Cards + finished [the letter] M. Helen1 went by train to Galashiels at 6 to some meeting connected with Girl Guides. Letter from Dora2 saying she is “fed up” with Craigleith3 + is thinking of going to London!

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

2 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter.

3 Craigleith, Edinburgh, opened 1868 as the Craigleith Poorhouse and Hospital and later known as the Western General Hospital.

[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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