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

A calm mild day with sunshine in afternoon. Cycled to Wellwood + Sunderland Hall before [word deleted] church. Helen [Muir] + I went to morning + evening service. In the morning Mrs Paterson of the Scott. Nat. Bible Soc. gave a most interesting + inspiring address1. Mrs Mackintosh2 came to supper + produced a bottle of Port + a lot of apples + tomatoes. I made out some more accounts.

1 Up to 1888 the Scottish National Bible Society (now the Scottish Bible Society) had issued 41/2 million bibles [‘Parliamentary Debates, Volume 62’, the New Zealand Parliament]

2 Agnes Mackintosh, née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk, aka ‘the Magic Cave’

[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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