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

Still fine + moderately warm. I had quite a rigor last night when going to bed + had a rather restless night. Today in consequence I felt rather fagged. Was not out of the town + made 11 calls including Yarrow Terrace, Hospital + Shawpark. Met Boylan1 walking at the Cemetery gate. Helen2 motored to Kelso with Nancy3 to meet Jack4 + then went to Broadmeadows with them + Mrs Mack5 to inspect the furniture which will be sold next week.6 A case of Scarlet admitted to Hospital viz a girl Ingles, West Port.7

1 John Dun Boylan (1850-1924), civil engineer, of Shawpark, Selkirk, an acquaintance of Dr Muir who was present when Boylan had a heart attack on 11 March 1923.

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

3 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter.

4 John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), woollen manufacturer and Nancy’s husband.

5 Agnes Mackintosh née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk.

6 Broadmeadows, Yarrowford, Selkirk, area of NT412,302 was reported as having been sold by Dr Muir’s co-parter David Charteris Graham, as noted in Dr Muir’s diary of 13 March 1923. Hugo C Lang (not otherwise identified, though the Lang family was well-known locally) was recorded as Proprietor Occupier of Broadmeadows House, Selkirk in the 1923 Valuation Roll but the Broadmeadows estate was thereafter apparently acquired by Robert Stewart, farmer.

7 Assume Janet Dalgleish Ingles (1910-1997), of 1 West Port, daughter of Robert Ingles, tobacconist, and Jane Scott Douglas Ingles née Bell, married 16 July 1908.

[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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