5 March 1923 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

S.W. showery, fresh : fair + starry at night. Made 23 calls including Shawpark1 + Henhouse2 all walking. Paid Currie for my new combies3 : G. T. Scott, Grierson + Taylor + plate glass Insur4. Put plaster of Paris bandage on Geo. Smith’s little girl.5 Got everything ready for Prestwick tomorrow.6

1 Shawpark, Selkirk, home of John Dun Boylan (1850-1924), civil engineer and acquaintance of Dr Muir.

2 Henhouse is beyond the south end of Haining Loch, Selkirk, grid reference NGR NT469,271.

3 Robert Currie had a set of combinations made for Dr Muir at Hawick, see diary entry for 28 February 1923.

4 The other references are as yet unidentified.

5 George Smith’s daughter is so far unidentified.

6 Dr Muir was intending to travel to Ladyton, Prestwick, Ayrshire for the birthday celebrations of his brother-in-law the Reverend James Rennie (1826-1924).

[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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