9 February 1923 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

No rain + a bright afternoon. Mild : very pleasant. Dorothy Barrie1 much the same. Temp. about 102o Saw her thrice. Made 12 calls including Tweed and Linglie Mills2 + Hospital. In afternoon cycled to Whitmuir. Mrs Neil3 very well + her sister Mrs Scott4 from Ironstone near Lamancha5 has gone home.

1 This appears to be Christina Dorothy Barrie (1904-1994) who lived at Sundhope, Yarrow and had been in Viewfield Nursing home since January 1923.

2 Both mills were off Dunsdale Road, Selkirk with Linglie Mill one of two mills immediately north east of St Mary’s Mill, Level Crossing Road and Tweed Mill to the south west of Ettrick Riverside.

3 Dr Muir had been attending Christina Neil née Scott of Whitmuir who had given birth to a daughter on 16 January 1923.

4 Helen McVittie Scott née Scott (1875-) was recorded at Ironstone Cottages, Lamancha, Newlands Parish, Peeblesshire with her husband Oliver Scott, shepherd, and daughter Christian White Scott (1912-) who had been born at Fanns, Kirkhope, Selkirkshire [1921 Census; statutory births and marriages].

5 Ironstone Cottages are south of Lamancha on the A703 and visible on Ordnance Survey six inch Peeblesshire Sheet V.SE, published 1900.

[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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