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

Same dull fresh windy weather but wind not so strong and N.W. Saw a few town cases walking + went to forenoon service. First time at church this year. Went also in evening. Rev. G. Lawson preaching.1 I have great difficulty in hearing. Felt very “rasped” by Mellalieu’s voluntaries.2 Helen3 + I supped at Wellwood.4 Jock improving5.

1 The Reverend George Lawson (1859-1937), M.A., Church of Scotland minister, born Kintore, Aberdeenshire, at Selkirk from about 1902 to about 1930.

2 William Norman Mellalieu (1887-1952), music teacher and organist at Selkirk.

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

4 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, home of Dr Muir’s second daughter Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir and her family.

5 John ‘Jock’ Roberts (1904-1950), one of Dr Muir’s grandsons.

[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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