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

Another quick + unexpected change to fresh + quick dispatch of the snow but of course the hills are all white. I had a good day at the accounts from about 1 interrupted by a visit from Mrs Mc., Lady Belhaven + Lady Hemphill1. I sat on at them [accounts] after nine. Helen had tea at Elmpark with Agnes Durnford2. She had a wire from Mrs Little asking her to go to Bedford immediately + of course declined. David [Graham, co-partner] did Yair + Sunderland Hall.

1 Agnes Watson Durnford née Harper (1888-1976)

1 Agnes Mackintosh, née Watson, formerly Harper (1859-1946), of Elm Park, Selkirk; Georgina Hamilton née Watson (1856-1940), the Hon., Lady Belhaven and Stenton, and May Clarke Mary Nisbet Hemphill née Hamilton (1879-1970), Lady Hemphill – as noted in diary entry for 14 January 1920 all of those footnoted are direct descendants of Sir John Watson (1819-1898), 1st Bt. of Earnock and Neilsland, Scottish coal owner

[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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