1 May 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Brilliant morning: a little hoar frost, but cold + dull after. Cycled to Mills + Sunderland Hall stables returning via Linglie. Later had to go down to Bridgelands to see old Jas. Hardie. Did 101/2 miles + feel pretty stiff. Got stand for B.S.A. David was at Shaws Farm + in the evening had to go to Gilmanscleuch + when he got back from there to Sunderland Hall stables as old Gen [General ?] McGill had Epistaxis1 . Jean came at 7.30. I am not at all pleased with her engagement to Pike. He is only a private + seems to have no prospects2.

1 Nosebleed, thanks again to a sharp-eyed reader for picking this up

2 Jane ‘Jean’ Muir married, 15 June 1920, at Mayfield U.F. Church, Newington, Edinburgh, Frederick Charles Pike, by this time recorded as a theatrical agent. At their marriage both were living (at different premises) in East Preston Street, Edinburgh. Sadly he died the following year. Jane lived on until 1941

[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

2 thoughts on “1 May 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk”

    1. Thanks. It’s the second time we’ve made that error and do you know why? Because in at least two cases Google’s machine reading of its digitised books has mis-transcribed Epistaxis. My error too for trusting Google.


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