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

A quite persistent rain fell all day. First SE then E. Message to see old Wilson, Fauldshope. Motored Oakwoodmill, Fauldshope, Yarrowford, Harehead, Linglie Cottages, Sunderland Hall stables + Bridgelands. In afternoon Willie Grieve of Synton Mill + his wife called, also Mrs Henry, Hutlerburn. Helen [Muir] had tea at Wellwood. Got all the paid accounts marked out. Jean [Muir] wired in the morning that she was coming out by the last train but she ‘phoned at 10 p.m. that she had missed it. I foolishly mentioned Robinson’s name + Pike, who was standing behind her, heard it1.

1 It is not clear who Robinson is nor what he knew of Frederick Charles Pike but Dr Muir is not at all happy with his daughter’s choice of fiancé; nevertheless Jane ‘Jean’ Muir married Pike on 15 June 1920 at Mayfield U.F. Church, Newington, Edinburgh, by which time he was recorded as a theatrical agent (though sadly he died the following year while 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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