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

Scaffolding away from new building of Royal Bank in High Street

Some hoar frost bright + sunny up till midday then dull + inclined to drizzle: calm S.W. My side slowly improving : walked round town, Dandswall Lodge, Linglie Mill, Buccleuch Road [and] Hill Street. In afternoon marked out paid accounts + posted the day book for November. Helen1 came back by last train. I went down to meet her but she came up in a taxi she had ordered! + I missed her. Letter from Mr Armstrong2 re the Concert for Nursing Fund3

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

2 Assume William Armstrong who had gifted a nurse’s house on the Green, Selkirk to Selkirk Town Council for the use of the Queen Victoria Jubilee Institute for Nurses, see Dr Muir’s diary entry for 30 November 1922.

3 On 30 November 1922 Dr Muir had presided at a Jubilee Nurses Concert held at the Victoria Hall at which William Armstrong’s gift had been acknowledged.

[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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