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

Fine snow falling + drifting at first but it faired by 11 + seemed fresher. S.S.E. [wind] Walked to Mavisbank, Curror Street, Backrow, Southport + Victoria Crescent + then motored to Foulford1, Sundhope, Gordon Arms + Henderland. The only bad drift was between Bengerburn + the school + fortunately the plough had just been through. Dorothy Barrie2 was pretty much exhausted when she got home yesterday but had a good night. I got back at 4.10. H.3 + D.4 were at Wellwood5 for tea.

1 Foulford is unidentified.

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

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

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

5 Wellwood, Ettrick Terrace, Selkirk, home of Dr Muir’s daughter Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), wife of John Roberts junior.

[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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