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

Same damp foggy calm weather no snow visible from window. Motored to Yair Farm, Nest + Fairnilee Cottages + caught the 11.19 at Gala, meeting Helen, Jack, Miss H Stewart [?] + Ed1. There, Nancy + Louise having gone in by the early train 2. Jack was lunching at the N.B. [North British Hotel] with Munro [?] : the others all went to lunch at Jenner’s + I walked up to the Castle + saw Jean + her sub., Miss Abbey [?]3. Jean walked down to Princes Street + at Vallance’s I got some chocs for Norah [Graham] (who birthday is tomorrow) + then to the Theatre Royal where Nancy had seats in the dress circle for Peter Pan which I did not enjoy as much as I expected. We had tea at the Station + came out by the 5.55. Jean met us at the Waverley [?] but Dora didn’t turn up4. Dav [Dr David Graham] had had a very busy day. Jack + Nancy stood H [Helen] & me all our expenses.

1 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter; John ‘Jack’ Roberts junior (1876-1966), his son-in-law and George Edward ‘Tim’ Roberts (1911-2005

2 Agnes Amelia ‘Nancy’ Roberts née Muir (1878-1948), Dr Muir’s second daughter and her daughter Louisa Jane Roberts (1906-1982)

3 Jane Henderson Logan ‘Jean’ Muir (1877-1941), Dr Muir’s eldest daughter

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

[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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