14 March 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

To my horror I got a wire from Caton “Married man, wife in Liverpool letter follows”. Poor Dora. It will be a terrible blow to her. Wrote her a note not mentioning the fact but hinting that I had not got a satisfactory account of Pilot1. Today I walked round the town + then out to Smedheugh. In the evening I attended a choir social to welcome Mellalieu2 + give Foster [?] a presentation. It went off very nicely + there was some good singing.

1 See diary entry for 18 February 1919

2 William Norman Mellalieu (1887-1952), music teacher and organist, married Judith Anne Hardwick at The Wirral, England, 1915; he had been in Selkirk for a number of years so it is not clear why he needed a welcome

[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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