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

Cold calm drizzling dull sunless S.E. no drouth. Had very small list. Saw Dorothy Barrie1 : improving. Mrs Brown2 + Miss Donald3 were here at tea. The latter is going to Egypt with Dora4. Gave gas at Viewfield for tonsils. Went to Congregational meeting (annual) where the re-dedication of the church was considered. Couldn’t hear the speakers. Felt a cold coming on.

1 This appears to be Christina Dorothy Barrie (1904-1994) who lived at Sundhope, Yarrow.

2 Margaret Meikle ‘Peggy’ Brown née Donald (1885-1960), nurse, had married, 17 September 1918 at Ashwood, Galashiels, Lieutenant James Douglas Brown (1888-1944), see Dr Muir’s diary entry for 17 September 1918.

3 Miss Donald appears to be Isabella Smillie Donald (1876-1956), nurse, sister of Mrs Peggy Brown. Born Greenock, Renfrewshire, sometime of Ashwood, Galashiels, she travelled to Egypt with Dora Muir on 2 March 1923 [see Dr Muir’s diary entry for 1 March 1923].

4 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter.

[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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