9 January 1920 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Gale pretty well subsided: freezing hard + a sunny forenoon with hard dry roads but at 2 there was a heavy shower of snow (+ slightly less after) which was lying on the streets at night. Had dyspepsia last night + feet quite “off” all day. John Hope’s daughter Chrissy married to John Dodds was in labour + I saw her off + on all day. She had a d. [daughter1] at 9 p.m. (C.F.S.) David went to. It turns out that Dundas never sent me a cheque at all but cash + the Aust. drafts we’re returned to me today I having sent them to London instead of handing them into the Bank! I was most relieved.

1 Elizabeth Peacock Dodds, daughter of John P Dodds, butcher, and Christina Mathieson ‘Chrissy’ Hope, born 9 January 1920 at ; her parents had married 26 June 1919 at 14 Hill Street, Selkirk – her father was John Simon Hope, retired postman

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]

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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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