27 September 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

A clear sharp day with only a slight shower + very little wind N.W. Was called out at 6.30 to see Johnny Laidlaw as Dav. [David Graham, co-partner] had not returned from Thirlestane. Saw 8 town cases, Heather & Ettrick Mills + Hospital cycling. To my surprise Lord Napier ‘phoned his regret + apologies for his conduct on Thursday1. Helen + Hardinge2 cycled to Abbotsford + Melrose. I had a crowd of people in from 6 to 7.30. The Railway Strike began + the papers came by motor from Edinburgh. There was only a local mail.

1 Francis Edward Basil Napier (1876-1941), 12th Lord Napier and 3rd Lord Ettrick – see Dr Muir’s diary for 25 September 1919

2 Gladys Harding was a friend of Helen Muir’s

[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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