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

Helen + I were at morning service. Before it I walked down to the Hospital + to 4 cases in town. We lunched at Elmpark + Mrs Mack1 came to supper bringing as usual gifts in the shape of a bottle of Port + 2 pair of socks!2 I wrote a long letter to Dora3 + arranged all the accounts (which David4 has made out) for distribution + posting. It was a coldish day with showers + sunshine.

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

2 Mrs Mack was famous for her generosity, so much that Dr Muir used to call her house the Magic Cave.

3 Andrina Dorothy ‘Dora’ Muir (1882-1978), nurse and Dr Muir’s youngest daughter, was living and working in Egypt.

4 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., Ch.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner.

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/26, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1923]

Published by


Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s