19 August 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Had a bad night with indigestion + felt very miserable + flat all day. All I did was to cycle to Yair + make two or three town calls. Dav. [David Graham, co-partner] had not much to do either. Dora [Muir] went back to Edinburgh at 6. It is sad to see Dora so detached + so indifferent. She seems to take interest in nothing. She is also I fear extravagant in dress + though getting about £90 a year seems to spend it all. She is sadly lacking in [earnest?] definite purpose. I partly blame the blackguard who drew his filthy trail across her path1.

1 Earlier in 2019 Dr Muir had concerns about Dr Pilot, his daughter Dora’s supposed fiancé, who was in fact already married; she became aware of this and broke off the engagement

[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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