23 January 1923 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A little frost : keen drying W. wind : a few drops of rain once. Cycled to Dovecot, Curror Street, Hospital, Sloethornbank + Ettrickhaugh Road : then out to Whitmuir.1 Banked mileage allowance £92. 18. 9. and drew £120 the final (or almost) instalment of my share for 1921-22. Helen2 paid the books. Jamie Douglas, Muthag Street died rather suddenly.3 I finished making out the quarter’s accounts. Jack4 looked in. He has been sent home for a rest as he is feeling his head.

1 Presumably to attend Christina Neil née Scott of Whitmuir who had given birth to a daughter on 16 January 1923.

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

3 James Douglas (1856-1923), woollen millman (retired), died 23 January 1923, aged 66, at 34 Muthag Street, Selkirk, of Diabetes Mellitis, death certified by D Charteris Graham M.B., Ch.B. He was the widower of Euphemia Bell (1857-1915).

4 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), mill owner and Dr Muir’s son-in-law.

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/26, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1923]

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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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