8 December 1922 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

My side was so painful that I didn’t go out. Did some work on Summary Cards + Record envelopes. David1 looked in twice. He is going to shoot with Dees2 again tomorrow. Johnny Murray3 called to say he had got a customer for Helen’s bicycle.4 I have ordered a Raleigh for her with 3 speed gears. + hope she will have it at Xmas.

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 Johnny Murray is John Inglis Murray (1869-1950), motor and cycle mechanic, partner in Stark & Murray who looked after Dr Muir’s bicycles.

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

[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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