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

Wind SE, much warmer. A lot of dust in afternoon, very dull + misty [?]. Saw Dav. Murray again before breakfast1. He seems a little better but awfully emancipated + weak. Motored to South Port, Pinegrove, Bridgelands, Sunderland Hall stables, Linglie Cottages + Mill Street. Had tea in smoke room which I have not had [sic]. David [Graham] had a long round of Ettrick. Helen [Muir] went to the Picture House with Mrs Mackintosh, Jock + Barbara2. Wrote Dr Robinson, Poole + Mrs Gallop. Wrote Jean [Muir] telling what Robinson said that I had my suspicions about Pike3.

1 David Scott Murray (d.1919), newspaper correspondent

2Assume Agnes MacIntosh née Watson (c.1860-1946), she was the widow of Ebenezer Erskine Harper, sheriff substitute, but had remarried after Harper’s death; widowed again and living at Elmpark, Selkirk in the 1919 Valuation Roll

3 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

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