18 February 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A better day. Frosty: sunny wind round to W + S.W. Snow snow slowly disappearing in the sun. Letter from Dora [Muir] announcing her engagement to a Dr Pilot [?] who was one of the M.O.s [Medical Officers] on the Western Australia1. It was a great surprise. He came from Southampton to Craigleith to see her. I cannot find his name in the Medicine Reports. I motored to Mauldsheugh + then to the Nest, Yair, Newarkburn, Broadmeadow + Mountbengerhope. Did not get tea till 4 + then walked to Backrow, Mavisbank + Dunreay. D [Dr David Graham] was at Ashkirktown.

1 Dora had set off from Copenhagen in late January on S.S. Western Australia en route for Cherbourg, but was diverted to Southampton. See diary entries for 24 and 25 January 1919

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]

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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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